Conferences & Workshops
Workshop on Off-Grid Electrification in Myanmar Day 1, Session 3
Date: January 2015
Abstract: Various micro-hydropower practitioners presented their experiences to stakeholders from the Department of Rural Development, the World Bank, the private sector, and the non-governmental sector.
Micro Hydro and Decentralized Renewable Energy for Myanmar: Practice-to-Policy Dialogue
Date: November 2014
Abstract: REAM hosted this practice-to-policy workshop to inspire Myanmar’s policymakers, small power producers, rural development actors, and civil society groups to take a closer look at successfully scaled micro/mini hydro programs in Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, in order to develop appropriate efforts to leverage micro/mini hydro for rural Myanmar.
Reports & Assessments
Productive End-Use of Micro-Hydro Plants in Myanmar
Date: February 2016
Abstract: Understanding rural productivity and cottage industries relating to sustainable renewable energy projects is as pertinent now as ever, as the Government prepares to roll-out its World Bank-funded National Electrification Project. Accordingly, under the direction of the NEP, the Department of Rural Development will oversee the development of off-grid and “pre-electrification” mini-grid projects to serve an estimated 31,000 and 155,000 households, respectively, over the next five years. There is enormous potential in these off-grid and pre-electrification areas for micro-hydropower (MHP) projects to serve a socio-economic driver by supplying community-owned cottage industries with clean, affordable energy during daytime plant operation.
Myanmar NEP Project Appraisal Document (PAD1410)
Date: August 2015
Abstract: Though this World Bank report covers much more than just micro- and mini-hydropower, it identifies the role that micro-hydro can play in off-grid activities as part of the National Electrification Plan. "The analysis covers a typical village-scale micro-hydro system with an installed capacity of 50 kW to serve 200 households over 15 years. " (p.46)
Assessment Report on Micro Hydro Practices in Myanmar
Year: November 2014
Abstract: This assessment was carried out by REAM, IFC, and HPNET in 2014. It examines the micro-hydropower context in Shan State, including small- and medium-enterprises.
SPP Regulatory Framework Options in Myanmar
Date: July 2014
Abstract: On behalf of the IFC, Dr. Chris Greacen authored this study of Myanmar's small power producer (SPP) regulatory framework options based on a study of existing literature and a scoping mission in Yangon and Naypyitaw, drawing on previous experiences from Tanzania and Thailand.