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Power Surge

In the past few months, Thailand has seen a rapid growth in independent solar power producers that are using blockchain-enabled technology to trade electricity between themselves. Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that underpins bitcoin currency, offers a transparent way to handle complex transactions between users, producers, and even traders and utilities. It has been revolutionising […]

Thailand’s Gulf Energy and Mitsui to start working on 2.5GW combined-cycle power plant

About $1.5b will be invested in the project. Thailand’s energy producer Gulf Energy Development (Gulf) and the Public Japanese conglomerate Mitsui have agreed to start works on the 2,500MW Chonburi combined-cycle (CCGT) power plant in the Chonburi province of Thailand before the end of 2018. Approximately JPY170b ($1.5b) will be invested in the project, which […]

Thailand utility eyes 1GW of floating solar on hydro dams, pilots energy storage

State-run utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is planning to facilitate 1GW of hybrid floating solar-hydro projects across eight dams throughout the country. Thepparat Theppitak, deputy governor, power plant development and renewable energy, EGAT, announced the plans at the ASEAN Solar + Storage Congress & Expo in Manila, the Philippines, organised by Leader Associates. […]

ADB signs $227.7m loan deal for 2,500MW power plant in Thailand

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $227.7m loan deal with Gulf SRC Company to build a 2,500MW combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Thailand’s Chonburi Province. Established in 2012, Gulf SRC builds and operates power plants and is completely owned by Independent Power Development, a joint venture (JV) between Thailand-based power generation company […]

Crude palm oil for power considered

The Energy Ministry is considering using a surplus of crude palm oil this year to replace fossil fuels for power generation at two state-run plants in Chachoengsao and Ratchaburi. The tentative plan is to be implemented at Bang Pakong power plant, owned by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), and Ratchaburi power plant, owned […]

Thai power authorities investigate smart grids for renewables integration in remote region

A smart grid pilot will be put into action in the Thai province of Mae Hong Son, to integrate and balance growing shares of renewable energy using battery energy storage systems (BESS). The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the country’s Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) have signed an agreement to investigate the use of […]

Lack of sorting reduces Thailand’s waste-to-energy output

A kilogram of trash in Japan can generate 4,000 kcal of energy, Worawit Lerdbussarakam, vice president of TPI Polene Power, told the National Engineering Convention on Friday. However, that same amount of Thai waste, which is quite wet and damp, can generate only about 1,200 kcal because of lack of sorting, said Worawit, VP of […]

Toyota brings forward Thai hybrid battery production

Toyota plans to bring forward its investment in its Thai hybrid vehicle battery plant by a year citing potential shortages of batteries in Japan, according to local reports. The Japanese automaker was awarded tax incentives for its THB19bn (US$575m) investment in hybrid vehicle production and related parts including doors assemblies, bumpers and axles, in Chachoengsao […]

New target needed on Asean energy

THAILAND’S Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan has asked the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) to conduct a study to revise the target for energy use under Asean Ministers on Energy Meetings (AMEM) after Asean countries reached the exisiting target sooner than planned in 2021. Siri said that a committee will study the new […]

Isuzu ready to modify vehicles for B20 biodiesel compatibility if Thai govt offers incentives

Isuzu is ready to carry out modifications on its products for B20 biodiesel fuel compatibility in Thailand if the government supports the policy and offers tax cuts in order to maintain competitive pricing, the company announced in a statement on Monday. According to distributor Tripetch Isuzu Sales, the government has a policy to promote B20 […]