Energy Minister observes Mae Mo power plant renovation in Lampang

Energy Minister observes Mae Mo power plant renovation in Lampang

LAMPANG, 9 February 2016 (NNT) – The Minister of Energy has observed EGAT’s operations and constructions of new the generators at Mae Mo power plant.

The Minister of Energy Gen Anantaporn Kanjanarat has led a team from the Ministry to observe the progress of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand’s (EGAT) 4th-7th generators construction, replacing the existing ones at Mae Mo Power Plant, in Lampang Province.

On this occasion, officials and EGAT executives have informed the visiting team regarding the operation of Mae Mo Power Plant, the construction progress of the new generators, including possible environmental impacts and the mitigation measures.

The EGAT’s Deputy Governor-Fuel Thaworn Ngamganokwan, and the Assistant Governor-Generation 2 Nikul Silasuwan gave lectures on the overview of operations at Mae Mo Power Plant, which now has a production capacity of 2,400 megawatts of electricity at 19,000 units each year, servicing 17 provinces in the northern region.

The new generators, all of which are thermo-electric generators, are capable of generating 600 megawatts of electricity. They are being constructed to replace the existing generators which are close to expiration. The construction costs 36.8 billion baht, inclusive of the SCR environmental management system equipment, and implements the latest technology.

The Minister of Energy has then said the new power facility shall be constructed with enhanced capabilities at a lower cost, and the facility shall be the catalyst for engagement and participation with the local communities.

The construction of the new generators is now 18 percent complete, with the opening date expected at November 2018.