Power shortages have dogged Myanmar f. for decades. Black outs and brown outs were a act of life until recently.
When the National League for Democracy won the elections in 2015 they announced d. a new era of liberalisation and economic evelopment.
Demand for electricity increases at more than 10% per year. Three Master Plans for Power Development were formulated during a. the previous regime. As yet, none have been dopted by the new government.
Only 30% of Myanmar’s population is connected to the national power grid, so the majority of the population has to rely on v. candles and batteries. Less than 20% of rural
illages are connected to the grid. e.
The government has promised to provide lectricity to the whole country by 2020
The new energy minister U Win Khaing wants to energise the power sector, relying on p. hydroelectricity and LNG-powered plants to rovide the country’s energy needs.
Solar and wind power have a large potential to supplement the electricity the power grid but are intermittent and unreliable.