Egat wants ASEAN power pool to ease supply shortages

Construction News

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is discussing a pooled power facility and generation grid with other ASEAN members.

“If this region can develop a power facility through a single system, it could maximize utilization and save investment costs of $788m for 15 future power projects across the region,” said Suthep Chimklai, director of the system planning division of Egat.

According to an Egat report, demand in the region will peak at 213 804 MW in 2025, but that would fall to 189 098 MW if power supplies could be pooled.

Leave a Reply