Accelerating energy access for all in Myanmar
This report examines energy access challenges in Myanmar, and what types of domestic mechanisms are well suited to address those very challenges. Hence, its primary purpose is to present basic reference data concerning the energy resources, challenges, and solutions for energy access in Myanmar, and to form a basis for a partnership consultation to design a National Rural and Renewable Energy Access Programme. To meet these tasks, the report begins by providing background information on energy poverty in Myanmar, including the most up-to-date data on primary energy consumption, electricity supply, rural energy, and energy resources. It notes, for example, that only 13 percent of the country’s population have access to the national electricity grid, and that almost 95 percent depend on solid fuels such as wood and rice husks for cooking and heating.