Energy for Prosperity

Contacts

Matthew Cullinen

senior director, renewable energy
mcullinen@pactworld.org

Richard Harrison

ceo, smart power myanmar
richard@smartpowermyanmar.org

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...

Ending energy poverty: An interview with Pact's Matthew Cullinen

August 21, 2018
For years, Pact has worked with rural communities in Myanmar to improve their lives. With its partners, the organization has helped villages make dramatic change in areas including health, water and...

The next phase of rural electrification in Myanmar

June 26, 2018
How do you provide a service when neither the provider nor the customer has a good sense of the demand? This is one of the main challenges facing the off-grid energy industry in Myanmar, a country...

Photo story: Light it up

June 13, 2018
For families in Myanmar, solar power has been life-changing.

Pact launches Energy for Prosperity, a global initiative to improve energy access in developing communities

May 2, 2018
Today, Pact announced the launch of a new global initiative called Energy for Prosperity (E4P) to improve energy access in low- and middle-income communities as part of the organization’s integrated...

With renewable energy, building prosperity in rural Myanmar

April 29, 2018
Sein Win May has spent more than her share of time in the dark. At 51, she has lived her whole life in Shin Hla, a remote village of about 600 people in Myanmar’s Dry Zone that is accessible only by...

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