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ADB to focus on small scale renewable energy systems in Myanmar

image ADB to focus on small scale renewable energy systems in Myanmar
New Delhi, Jan 9 (KNN)  The Asian Development Bank is showing a lot of interest in the small scale hybrid renewable systems in Myanmar with a focus on energy development plan for that country.
ADB will be holding online conversation on the subject ‘Powering Myanmar’s growth’ on January-15.
“Since Myanmar’s reform process began in 2011, its energy architecture has seen many positive developments. A robust energy development plan is crucial to the successful continuation of the country's economic and social development,” said an ADB notice.
The online conversation will focus on - what will it take to upgrade Myanmar's energy infrastructure to better meet the goals of the “energy triangle,” that is achieving economic growth and development to provide energy access and security in an environmentally sustainable fashion?
It will also dwell upon sources of generation, transmission and distribution networks: what are the challenges facing the country in their modernization?

Participants can seek answers to questions such as - Are small-scale hybrid renewable systems and off-grid renewable systems a realistic solution to energy poverty in the country's rural areas?

The conversation will be moderated by Senior Advisor in the Office of the Director General of ADB’s Regional and Sustainable Development Department as well as Practice Leader of Energy, Anthony J Jude; who has over 29 years of work experience in the energy sector as consultant, researcher, and lecturer; and Lead Energy Specialist in ADB's Southeast Asia Department, Jong-Inn Kim who is responsible for the energy sector operations in Myanmar. He led the team that prepared the country's energy sector initial assessment and was one of the main contributors to the publication New Energy Architecture: Myanmar.  (KNN)

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