Magway Wind Power

Demonstrating the viability of renewable energy (wind power) infrastructure investments in Myanmar.


The ability to use wind resources for power generation in Myanmar bears significant prospects. Nonetheless, key project barriers exit to introducing wind power into Myanmar energy mix.

The main barrier is the lack of bankable wind resource data and successful project implementation track record, which can be solved by collecting bankable wind resource data and providing international best-practice project development experience for wind power projects. In addition, the technical know-how to build, operate and manage such a project is nonexistent at the moment. Therefore, capacity building and knowledge transfer is necessary to support wind power project development in Myanmar.

The Project

The proposed project aims to demonstrate the viability of the Myanmar wind power industry by:

  • Developing a portfolio of 263 MW wind power capacity in the Magway region;
  • Building local government capacity pertaining to power generation regulation towards recognisable international standards; and
  • Collaborating with key local stakeholders to develop a deeper understanding of the available wind resource within the country.

The end objective of these activities would be to develop a pipeline of “shovel-ready” and internationally bankable wind power project, with the collaboration and support of the Myanmar government.

The following are environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports for two related sites:

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Project Overview
Project company to be incorporated
Magway Region
Renewable Energy / Wind Power
263 MW
Under Active Development
  • Project approved in 2015
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with a regional government in 2017
Total Project Cost
Between $370M and $420M
Funding Committed
IAI Investment
Other Shareholder(s)

European suppliers

  • Grid Impact Analysis
  • Mesoscale Model and Mapping
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Environmental & Social Impact Assessment


  • Owner’s Engineers and technical consultants
  • Met Mast Commissioning and Inspection


  • Civil works and local project management
  • Transmission Line Route Survey
Development Impact
  • Over 2 million people are expected to benefit from better access to infrastructure (power)
  • 1,000 short-term and 60 long-term jobs are expected to be created
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