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Retiring older power plants mulled

Energy authorities are planning to study the possibility of adopting an “early retirement” for ageing power plants that cannot efficiently supply power to the state grid in a bid to resolve the oversupply of national power reserves, says Kawin Thangsupanich, secretary to the energy minister.

These plants, operated by both state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) and private power producers, will be bought by the government before their retirement, according to a proposal.

The idea is among proposals raised to revise the national power development plan (PDP) for 2018-37.

The revision is necessary to make the long-term master plan better suited to rapidly changing energy needs.

The power generation capacity reserve in Thailand has reached 50% of total capacity, but according to an energy expert who requested anonymity, the amount is much higher…

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