Energy for Prosperity

Energy for Prosperity

Contacts

Karen Hayes

vice president, environment, energy & extractives
khayes@pactworld.org

Matthew Cullinen

senior director, renewable energy
mcullinen@pactworld.org

Richard Harrison

ceo, smart power myanmar
richard@smartpowermyanmar.org

Drawings by Richard Harrison/Pact.

“We can find our way around any barriers”: The women driving change in Myanmar’s energy sector

August 7, 2020
by Lyndal Pearce If there was ever a mountain to climb, Myanmar’s energy transition represents the Hkakabo Razi of all challenges. With just 50% of the country able to access reliable power, mostly...

Q&A with Smart Power Myanmar CEO Richard Harrison: Part 2

July 16, 2020
This interview was first published on the Myanmar Energy Monitor by FMR Research and Advisory.

Q&A with Smart Power Myanmar CEO Richard Harrison: Part 1

July 16, 2020
This interview was first published on the Myanmar Energy Monitor by FMR Research and Advisory.
Photo: Pact

Miller Center, Smart Power Myanmar & Chevron launch mini-grid accelerator program

June 23, 2020
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 17, 2020 – Leaders from 13 Myanmar energy access enterprises are set to gain access to experienced business executives from Silicon Valley and South East Asia as part of an...
Solar panels in rural Myanmar

Pandemic priorities: Is access to energy one of them?

April 24, 2020
The huge disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how much 

Changing rural agriculture businesses with electricity

January 10, 2020
Rural entrepreneurs without access to electricity rely on diesel generators to run their businesses. The average cost of power generation can be very high — up to MMK 1,200 (USD 0.80) per unit. This...

Quadrupling sales through reliable electricity access

December 12, 2019
Khin Cho Wint lives in a rural village in Myanmar with electricity access supplied through a decentralized mini-grid. She took an interest-free loan from Smart Power Myanmar’s Energy Impact Fund and...

To electrify Myanmar, build the grid from the outside in

June 19, 2019
In this Forbes article, learn how Smart Power Myanmar, implemented by Pact, is rethinking rural electrification in Myanmar to end energy poverty.

New market analysis shows high potential for sustainable, successful mini-grid solutions for electrifying Myanmar

June 3, 2019
As part of ongoing efforts to bring electricity to every household and business in Myanmar, Smart Power Myanmar, a national platform with a mandate to advance a modern energy ecosystem in country,...

Ahlin Yaung: Lighting a path to prosperity and development

December 6, 2018
U Kyaw Htay, a villager in Myanmar’s Myeik township, Tanintharyi Region, used to only do business when the sun was up. With his wife, he runs a small café shop that caters to his neighbors in Ashae...

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