EGAT pushes for construction of 19 new power plants

Construction News

BANGKOK, 31 October 2014

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has set plans to increase the electricity generating capacity for national energy security by establishing seven more coal power plants and 12 more alternative energy power plants by the year 2022.

Deputy governor of the EGAT Rattanachai Namwong said the nation’s electricity demand had been continuously increasing. Thailand now needed 52,000 megawatts and it was likely that the country would need 70,000 megawatts by 2030. The EGAT therefore had to plan an increase in its power production capacity by building more power plants, said Ms. Rattanachai.

From 2019-2022, the EGAT will construct seven more coal power plants with the combined capacity of over 6,000 megawatts in Krabi and Songkhla provinces. By 2020, 12 alternative energy power plants with the combined capacity of 14,000 megawatts will be set up. All of the new power plants will use technology and guidelines for community engagement from Germany so that they will be accepted by surrounding communities.


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