Myanmar's National Electrification Plan

Last Modified: Sun Apr 08 2018 10:58:15 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 70%
    of the population is not connected to the nation's electricity grid. Average annual per capita electricity consumption is 160 kilowatt-hours, one-twentieth the world average.
  • 84%
    of households in rural Myanmar have no electricity connection (as of 2014), creating hardship, perpetuating poverty, and stalling development. Out of total 64,917 villages, about 57,557 villages are in remote areas, far away from the national grid.
  • 2014
    World Bank helped the Government of Myanmar develop a comprehensive and ambitious National Electrification Plan with support from the Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP).
  • 3
    phased of the plan include the following targets: 50% access by 2020, 75% by 2025, and universal access by 2030.
  • 7.2 million
    new connections will be provided as per the Government of Myanmar's National Electrification Plan, with the help of the World Bank over the next 15 years (2015 - 2030).
  • $6 billion
    investment will be required to meet the above objective.
  • 1.7 million
    households to be connected to electricity in Phase I to be achieved by 2020 with an investment of approximately $700 million.
  • $400 million
    International Development Association (IDA) credit approved by the World Bank to Myanmar for both grid extension and off-grid electrification on the 16 Sep 2015.
  • $310 million
    Allocated towards expansion of national grid.
  • 750,000
    Number of households that will be connected to the grid by 2021.
  • $90 million
    Allocated towards Department of Rural Development’s off-grid projects.
  • 500,000
    Number of households that will be provided off-grid electricity.
  • 23,000
    Number of new “community” connections for clinics, schools and religious buildings that will be created.
  • 150,000
    public lights that will be put up.