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Voltage in Myanmar

Last Updated: 01 November 2021


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Power Quality in Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, has faced significant challenges in developing a reliable and sustainable electricity supply network. The country is still largely reliant on traditional energy sources, such as coal and oil, and has struggled to meet the growing energy demand of its population. Power outages and brownouts are frequent occurrences.

Power Sector in Myanmar (Burma)

The electricity supply network in Myanmar is managed by the state-owned utility, Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE), which is responsible for generating, transmitting, and distributing electricity across the country. Myanmar has made some investments in modernising its power infrastructure, including the construction of new power plants and transmission lines, but the progress has been slow due to a lack of investment and political instability.

As a result, the electricity supply network in Myanmar is unreliable, with frequent power outages and voltage fluctuations. This has had a significant impact on citizens and businesses, particularly in rural areas, where access to electricity is limited. According to the World Bank, only around 70% of the population in Myanmar has access to electricity.

To address these challenges, Myanmar is taking steps to improve the reliability of its electricity supply network. The government has implemented policies to promote energy efficiency and demand-side management, such as the use of energy-efficient appliances and the implementation of smart grid technologies. Additionally, Myanmar is exploring the use of renewable energy sources, such as hydropower and solar power, to reduce its reliance on traditional energy sources.

Despite these efforts, the challenges facing the electricity supply network in Myanmar are significant. The country’s political instability and lack of investment have hindered progress in developing a reliable and sustainable electricity supply network. Additionally, the country’s reliance on traditional energy sources has contributed to environmental degradation and air pollution, which has had a negative impact on the health of citizens and the environment.


In conclusion, the electricity supply network in Myanmar is unreliable, and the country faces significant challenges in developing a sustainable and reliable electricity supply. Myanmar must continue to invest in modernising its power infrastructure, increasing the efficiency of its electricity sector, and promoting the use of renewable energy sources to ensure a reliable and sustainable electricity supply for its citizens and businesses.

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