IFC Lighting Myanmar, Myanmar 2017

Arc participated at this year’s Lighting Myanmar conference, hosted by IFC. Speaking on a panel entitled “Energy Financing Experiences from India”, Arc team member Shrey Bairiganjan highlighted how Arc is supporting its partners develop effective end-user financing mechanisms in India and detailed Arc’s technical assistance approach. Providing data on low electrification rates in Myanmar, he presented data that can be used to support how microfinance institutions offer an effective gateway for delivering renewable energy systems at scale in Southeast Asia. Moreover, he discussed in detail how the MFI energy lending business models emerging in Southeast Asia and how MFIs can maintain financial solubility with two revenue streams.