Scaling up the Renewable Energy Access in Myanmar at the Green Energy Summit 2015


On Monday and Tuesday 17-18th of August, Green Lotus team and Jean-Marc Brûlé, Green Lotus co-founder, attended the 2nd series of the Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2015 (MGES 2015). Hosted by the Republic of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (UMFCCI), this event brought together foreign investors from over 25 countries to gather in Yangon, and allowed its participants to get updated on the new market directions, opportunities and economic priorities of the Myanmar’s green and renewable energy sectors at the same to build potential business networks with the local industry players. The main topics of the two-days conference were Myanmar’s 15 years power development plan, financing options for green energy in Myanmar, hydropower as long-term energy security for Myanmar, optimizing operational solar in Myanmar energy mix, wind power potentials and initiatives, transmission planning in Myamar towards sustainability, and hybrid distributed energy in remote rural areas.

Jean-Marc Brûlé spoke about Scaling-up renewable energy access in Myanmar, during the first day’s plenary session, presenting the energy sector’s main challenges and opportunities, the barriers to the development of renewable energies, and suggestions to scale-up the access to these energies, using the recommendations from the Myanmar Action Plan for Green Growth launched in June by Green Lotus and the British Embassy in Myanmar (find the presentation below and the Action Plan here).

Green Lotus co-founder then chaired the first session, entitled « Transmission and distribution planning for a sustainable power supply in Myanmar », with the participation of U Soe Min Tun, from the Ministry of Electric Power, Dominik Weidert, from GIZ, and Raymond Schmid, from Proton OnSite.

You can find the show report and the program of the Summit on their website.

Click here to download Green Lotus presentation « Scaling-up renewable energy access in Myanmar »

You can read Mizzima Weekly Issue 35, Vol. 4’s articles on Green Lotus and the Green Energy Summit in four parts (first page, second page, third page, fourth page).