Productive End- Use of Micro-Hydro Plants in Myanmar
KNOWLEDGE PRODUCT SUMMARY
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.This study aims to amalgamate the findings and recommendations of case studies and policy papers from the last 15 years, reinforced by a primary field study conducted in early January 2016.
Region / Country
Knowledge Product Type
- Case Studies
Theme / Topic
- Productive End Use