Myanmar Energy Articles & Analysis

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In what ways can the country more effectively provide electricity to its rural population?

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Myanmar 2018

Stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Andaman Sea in the south, Myanmar’s diverse terrain offers a wealth of untapped mineral resources. Following the easing of international sanctions and major legal reforms, the authorities now have the opportunity to rehabilitate some of the mines that were neglected during the socialist period. Despite the risks, grey areas and bottlenecks,...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Myanmar 2018

Myanmar’s energy sector is set to remain on a steady headline growth trajectory in 2018, with rising domestic electricity and fuel consumption, abundant renewable resources, and a strategic geographic location at the crossroads of India and China continuing to offer opportunities to foreign investors. Although the upstream oil and gas segment’s near-term outlook is subdued given current global...

Occupying a strategic position at the crossroads of India, China and Thailand, and now in its seventh year of sweeping economic liberalisation and political transition, Myanmar remains one of the fastest-growing economies in South-east Asia.

 

What current projects are being considered to bolster rural electrification efforts in Myanmar for the coming years?

 

Installed hydroelectric capacity in Myanmar is significant, with the country operating 26 plants, with the capacity to generate 3214 MW of power. Still, hydro-power is not considered a sole solution and questions are being raised about the use of water resources compared with other options. While the whole country could be powered by water...