This chapter includes the following articles.
Although it has one of the lowest electrification rates in the world, currently at about 30%, Myanmar is targeting total coverage by 2030. Despite the significant progress needed, the goal is seen as reachable, with Myanmar holding abundant hydro and solar resources, and considerable hydrocarbons potential. The country is also likely to be able to attract the capital to build the much needed generating infrastructure. While Myanmar needs to balance capacity challenges with transparency and environmental protection, it may be forced to make some strategic compromises in order for output to be increased on schedule. This chapter contains a dialogue with Ken Tun, CEO, Parami Energy Group; and Olivier de Langavant, Senior Vice-President Asia Pacific, Total E&P; and an interview with U Myint Zaw, Deputy Minister for Energy.