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Two new Egat centres pave the way for grid modernisation

The REFC and DRCC are two key components in modernisation of the power grid that will prepare Thailand for future innovations and technologies in renewable energy, Kitti Petchsanthad, Egat Deputy Governor for the Transmission System, said on Thursday.

The REFC can accurately forecast generation capacity of small power producers who use clean energy, wind, or solar power. The centre therefore plays a crucial role in power generation planning, enabling the power grid to withstand fluctuations in capacity from renewable sources.

The DRCC, meanwhile, aims to reduce power usage (load) and increase overall grid stability. By working with load aggregators (LA), the centre will combine the load of power users who are willing to reduce their usage in exchange for compensation from Egat.

Two new Egat centres pave the way for grid modernisation

Kitti added that the DRCC is…

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