BANGKOK 5 May 2014 (NNT) — Another two power plants will be added to the grid system in order to secure the stability of the country’s electricity demand and to serve the forthcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), according to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).
Ayuuthaya’s Wang Noi power plant, which produces 768 megawatts of capacity, and Songkhla’s Chana power plant with 782 megawatts, are scheduled to connect with EGAT’s grid later this year.
EGAT Governor Sunchai Khamnunsaret said Thailand’s total power generating capacity is 33,680 megawatts, of which 15,000 megawatts is generated by EGAT. The remaining 18,670 megawatts are derived from private power plants and neighboring countries.
Moreover, EGAT continues to develop the ASEAN Power Grid (APG) which is a major project to jointly serve the energy needs of the AEC, as well as to appropriate energy to maintain the stability of the country’s electricity system.