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Developing Renewable Energy Mini-Grids in Myanmar: A Guidebook

Institutional Document | December 2017

This guidebook shares training materials and knowledge on mini-grid development for rural electrification. It documents experiences and lessons learned from developing 12 pilot mini-grid systems for off-grid energy access in Myanmar.

This guidebook documents the experiences and lessons learned from developing 12 pilot mini-grid systems for off-grid energy access in Myanmar. Unelectrified rural communities typically located 10 kilometers from the national grid and without prospects of being connected to the grid in the next 5 to 10 years have been chosen for the project. This guidebook shares training materials and knowledge on the major aspects of mini-grid development for rural electrification. Further, it highlights the importance of community participation and discusses the main renewable energy technologies that are suitable for mini-grid development in Myanmar including solar, hydro, and biomass. This guidebook is intended to serve government officials, renewable energy developers, and potential investors in the development of mini-grid projects in Myanmar.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Aspects of Mini-Grid Development
  • Community Participation and Gender Mainstreaming in Mini-Grid Projects
  • Summary of Lessons Learned from Pilot Projects
  • Renewable Energy Technologies for Mini-Grids
  • Appendixes