This guidebook shares training materials and knowledge on the major aspects of mini-grid development for rural electrification in Myanmar. It is intended to serve government officials, renewable energy developers, and potential investors in the development of mini-grid projects in the country. It highlights the importance of community participation and discusses the main renewable energy technologies that are suitable for mini-grid development in Myanmar, including solar, hydro, and biomass.
The guidebook is based on experiences and lessons learned from developing 12 pilot mini-grid systems in the country. Rural communities typically located 10 kilometers from the national power grid and without prospects of being connected to the grid in the next 5 to 10 years were chosen for the project.