Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has sent 13 sets of diesel engine powered generation systems to the Yangon City Electricity Supply Board (YESB) of Myanmar. The generators are being provided as part of emergency grant aid from the Japanese government in response to Myanmar's current power crisis. The event marks the first large-scale aid of its kind provided by Japan to Myanmar since the establishment of a civil administration in that country in 2011. All 13 units will be installed at the Thar Kay Ta Thermal Power Plant in Yangon, the country's largest city. The 13 generators have a power generation capacity totaling 13 MW. Each generator features a high output of 1250 kVA within a compact design configuration.
Mitsubishi Corporation and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ also co-operated in implementing the grant.
Myanmar, and in particular Yangon, which is the country's largest energy consumption area, has been suffering severe energy shortages due to the ageing of existing power generation facilities and limited power supply capacity from hydro power generation during the dry season. Last year, at the request for support from the Myanmar government for assistance in the form of power generation systems, the Japanese government decided to provide emergency grant aid to the country. MHI has been discussing the specifics with YESB since last summer.