EGAT reveals progress on power plants according to PDP Believed to help restore the Thai economy after COVID-19 eased, causing employment in the country And maintain a stable electrical system in each region
Mr. Prasertsak Choengchavan, Deputy Governor of Power Plant Development and Renewable Energy Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) Disclose the progress of the development work.Power plant projects under the Power Development Plan of Thailand 2018 – 2037, revised version 1 (PDP2018 Revision 1) that focus on the security of the power grid in each region. Each sector must have electricity generating sources from the main power plants that are sufficient to meet the electricity demand of the household and economic sectors. It is dependable and consistent with the power system in the transition to sustainable renewable energy in the future. And help restore the economy after COVID eases Causing increased employment in the country As for the projects that EGAT has been assigned to undertake to strengthen the power system in all four sectors, the progress is as follows:
In the Northeast, EGAT has developed more renewable energy power plants. In the floating buoy solar power plant in conjunction with the Sirindhorn Dam hydroelectric power plant (Hydro-floating Solar Hybrid) of 45 MW has overall progress at the end of April 2021 at 93.30% and is scheduled for commercial operation (Commercial Operation Date: COD) around the end of June 2021.
Also have Alternative Nam Phong Power Plant Project The capacity of 650 megawatts is currently in the process of considering a Feasibility Study from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) And preparing an environmental impact assessment report. (Environmental Impact Assessment: EIA) proposed.National Environment Board (Kg) Expected to offercabinet (Cabinet) Approved the project within December 2021.
Central Region, the South Bangkok Power Plant (Incremental), a size of 2,100 megawatts, and the North Bangkok Power Plant Phase 1, 700 MW, currently under consideration by the Ministry of Energy, ERC andNational Economic and Social Development Council (NESDB) In the matter of the project feasibility study report The South Bangkok Power Plant (Additional) Project is in the process of preparing for the public hearing for the 3rd time to support the preparation of the environmental and health impact assessment report. (Environmental and Health Impact Assessment: EHIA) and North Bangkok Power Plant Project Phase 1 are in the process of preparing for the public hearing for the 2nd time to support the preparation of the EIA report.
Southern Region Surat Thani Power Plant Unit 1 – 2 with a capacity of 1,400 megawatts and in the North of the Mae Moh Power Plant Replacement Project No. 8 – 9 with a capacity of 600 MW, currently under consideration by ERC and NESDB. Regarding the project feasibility study, EGAT is in the process of preparing the EIA report for the Surat Thani Power Plant Series 1 – 2 and the complete EHIA report of the Mae Moh Replacement Power Plant Project 8-9. It is expected to propose to the Cabinet for approval of the Mae Moh Power Plant Project to replace the 8th – 9th units by November 2021 and Surat Thani Power Plant Series 1 – 2 by March 2022.
“EGAT proceeded to develop in accordance with the government policy. There are both renewable energy power plants and power plants for stability at the same time. To ensure a smooth transition to renewable energy in the future and maintain the stability of the country’s power system. Due to new technologies that will stabilize renewable energy such as battery Still under development In the meantime, the main power plant for stability must be the mentor power plant for a while. Moreover, the development of this power plant will help restore the economy afterCOVID-19 (Covid-19) Unravel causing employment And promote more industry in the country as well “