1. Intelligent Energy Systems Pty Ltd (IES) in association with Myanmar International Consultants Co. Ltd. (MMIC) were contracted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to undertake the following Technical Assistance (TA) project: “TA-8356 MYA: Institutional Strengthening of National Energy Committee in Energy Policy and Planning – 1 Energy Master Plan Consultant (46389-001)”. The key objective of the TA project was to prepare a Long-Term Energy Master Plan for the energy sector of Myanmar.
2. A national Energy Master Plan (EMP) defines a long-term optimal fuel supply mix taking into account a country’s primary resource endowments. The EMP is guided by the principles of long-term cost effectiveness, environmental responsibility and security of energy supply.
3. The EMP has been prepared from a strategic perspective requiring that all concerned Ministries align to a common energy development plan based on an understanding of fundamental economic development needs. According to government policy preference the EMP predicts that Myanmar’s energy sector will be require an investment of between USD 30 to 40 billion over a 15 to 20 year period. The outlook for the supply of natural gas in particular is uncertain and the EMP recognizes a potential constraint in the next decade. In an environment where there are technology choices and resource constraints a strategic approach is needed to decide the best use of energy in support of national development goals.
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