Mannheim, April 25, 2017
In the “Myanmar Power Tour” that started about two years ago, a film team of four under the supervision of Frank Fuhrmann reported on an unusual pilot project: the Ywama gas power plant that supplies Myanmar’s industrial center of Yangon with electricity. The ongoing interest in the Facebook channel that accompanied the film team’s work at the time shows how much the public is interested in the subject of distributed energy distribution, even far away from Germany. Meanwhile, the number of Facebook users who follow the “Myanmar Power Tour” channel – which features multimedia information on the work and tour of the Caterpillar Energy Solutions team, the country, the culture, and of course the power plant with its 13 Cat® CG260-16 gas engines – has grown to 1,000.
Distributed Energy Generation Promotes Progress and Development
Independence from the public grid is important virtually everywhere around the globe; distributed power generation delivers a number of ecological and economic advantages in Germany and in Myanmar alike. But especially in Myanmar, where democracy and progress are finally on the march after years of seclusion, a CHP plant makes an extremely important contribution to the country’s development, especially in view of the frequent power outages. With its film project “Power Tour Myanmar”, Caterpillar Energy solutions wanted to draw attention to this situation. Apart from the bestowal of the Intermedia Globe Silver Award 2015, which crowned the success of the film team, Caterpillar Energy Solutions greatly appreciates the ongoing interest in the subject and in the project. Distributed energy generation remains a subject of great relevance and is sometimes even associated with thrilling stories and impressions of a foreign country.