The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand , Thai: การไฟฟ้าฝ่ายผลิตแห่งประเทศไทย, is a state enterprise that owns and manages the majority of Thailand's electricity generation capacity, as well as the nation's transmission network.EGAT is managed by the Ministry of Energy.Most of EGAT's electricity is sold to the Metropolitan Electricity Authority and the Provincial Electricity Authority . Wikipedia.
News Article | May 9, 2017
BANGKOK, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Set to take place at IMPACT, Bangkok on 25-27 May 2017, Asian Utility Week is a large scale expo designed for Asian utilities who seek to transform their utility business model to include digital enablers. A core theme of the expo is the transformation of Asia's electrical utility into customer-centric enterprises. This change is facilitated by digital technology but is driven by the competitive energy market regimes initiated in Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam but also by social media feedback. Customers are able to share easily their frustration with poor service online. Utilities are now adjusting their service offer to better meet customer requirements. This is especially noticeable in the commercial and industrial energy markets which are further impacted by regulations forcing increased energy efficiency and carbon management. Samuel Tan, Chief Digital Officer, SP Group, Singapore Datuk Seri Azman, CEO, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia Waiboon Chanchio, CIO, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Thailand Adrian Clark, CEO, Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia, Landis & Gyr, Australia Takako Okuda, GM, CS Promotion Office, TEPCO Energy Partner, Japan Rajeev Kharyal, GM, Head of Commercial Connection & Meter Management, TATA Power, India Ramil Ruaro, Senior Manager, Customer Solutions & Product Development, Meralco, Philippines Nguyen The Vinh , Senior Expert, Business Department, Vietnam Electricity (EVN), Vietnam Bert Deprest, VP of Energy Solutions, Senoko Energy, Singapore Social media skills for utilities are becoming essential. Besides its proven worth in crisis management, social media supports important utility goals. Customers will establish a reputation for you if you aren't there to share the facts. When a social media incident happens, you need to respond quickly and get it right first time. Social media is set to grow in importance over the next five years, as a way to engage both domestic and commercial customers in the conversation around energy efficiency and carbon management -- two issues that require customers to change their behaviour. Asian Utility Week is now free for both energy service companies and vendors to this sector. It is ideal for anyone with business interests in Asia's utility sector to meet the region's top utility executives who are in the market for customer centricity enablers.
News Article | April 27, 2017
BANGKOK, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Asian Utility Week, a brand belonging to Clarion Events, takes place at Impact Arena, Exhibition & Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand on 24-25 May 2017. Asian Utility Week is a large scale expo with conference designed specifically for Asian utilities who seek to transform their utility business model to include digital enablers. It is known as Asia's leader in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and features other innovations designed specifically to improve the customer's experience of energy services. The Digital Utility and Customer focused themes are attracting interest from technology innovators from across the world -- both start-ups and established utility leaders. The speaker line-up features over 180 energy technology specialists including: Samuel Tan, Chief Digital Officer, SP Group, Singapore Datuk Seri Azman, CEO, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia Dexter Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, Meralco Energy, Philippines Waiboon Chanchio, CIO, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Thailand Hiroshi Okamoto, Managing Executive Officer, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Japan Song Il-keun, VP, Leader of Energy New Business Lab, Korea Electric Power Research Institute, Korea Hirokazu Yamaguchi, EGM, Global Innovation & Investment, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Japan According to the Event Director, Roderic Mclauchlan: Many utilities see the digital revolution as a threat to their traditional business model, but massive opportunities await those able to transform themselves ahead of the curve. The digital disruptor model is now becoming common in the utility sector and those Asian countries with deregulated energy markets are seeing the rise of the online energy retailer. This is forcing the incumbents to revamp their own digital channel strategies to stay competitive. We also find that social media is having a major impact on customer service strategies as disgruntled customers can effectively vent their frustrations to a large audience. While smart meters are still fairly new to Asia, the business case is now well understood and with the flood of data coming from those meters and the IoT strategies across the enterprise, those utilities with digital models are now reaping the benefits of lower operating costs and improved responsiveness to market change. Asian Utility Week is now free for both energy service companies and vendors to this sector.
News Article | April 17, 2017
-Expanded power facilities come on-line this Q4 -Poised to invest in efficient power production to support growth TPI Polene Power or TPIPP, operator of Refuse-derived Fuel (RDF) and waste heat recovery power plants in Thailand, and operator of petrol and natural gas (NGV) service stations, aims to be the leader in the power production and distribution business. The company, now trading on the stock market, is in the middle of expanding three new power plants whose commercial operation date (COD) is set for the 4th quarter of this year, which will push production capacity to 440MW. TPIPP is also planning to invest in increasing the power production performance of its waste heat recovery power plants and install waste separation equipment at its landfills. It is also preparing to buy 2 steam boilers as reserve for its RDF power plants, continuously supporting corporate growth. Prachai Leophairatana, TPIPP Board Chairman, is confident that shares of the company, now being traded at the Stock Exchange of Thailand as 'TPIPP', will be well-received by investors after offering 2,500 million shares at an IPO price of 1 baht per share to select groups of shareholders of TPI Polene, and at 7 baht per share to the general public and institutional investors. The funds raised will be used to expand business, serve as working capital and pay outstanding debts. TPIPP is operator of RDF power plants and the largest waste heat recovery power plants in Thailand, as well as petrol and natural gas (NGV) service stations. The Company has determined to operate its businesses according to the Zero Waste principle, as part of its effort to become leader in the production and distribution of electricity business. It seeks to do this by using clean renewable energy, makes its electricity production process efficient, observe good governance principles, and be responsible to society and the environment. "We have the vision to lead the power production and distribution business by using renewable energy that is clean and efficient in our electricity production process. This will come from transforming garbage from communities and landfills into RDF fuels that yield high heat and can be used in the electricity production process. At the same time we stand by the Clean and Green Energy, Clean Up Country concept, which will help to greatly reduce the quantity of garbage each day," Mr Prachai said. Pakorn Leopairut, TPIPP President, said the company has two major areas of business. The first area is the energy and public utility business such as RDF and waste heat recovery power plants. The company has 4 power plants with a combined production capacity of 150 MW. Two of them are RDF plants that produce 20 MW and 60 MW respectively, for a combined total of 80 MW, with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) buying 73 MW. The company will also receive an adder electricity purchase price of 3.50 baht per kilowatt-hour on top of basic electricity charge for 7 years from the date of electricity purchase. TPIPP has two additional waste heat recovery power plants with capacities of 40 MW and 30 MW, and TPI Polene Pcl as the electricity buyer. Finally, TPIPP has an RDF power plant that uses garbage from communities and landfills for processing into refuse-derived fuel for use in the electricity production process. At present it can receive 4,000 tons per day of community waste to produce 2,000 tons of RDF a day. The second area of TPIPP's business include its 12 petrol and NGV service stations under the trademark "TPIPL". The company also earns revenue from selling organic matter from its RDF plants to TPI Polene Bio Organic Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of TPI Polene Pcl, to use as raw material to produce organic fertilizer, probiotics for animal husbandry and removal of sewage in water. The TPIPP President said the company is in the process of building three new power plants, all of whose CODs are in the 4th quarter of this year. This will increase the production capacity by another 290 MW for a total of 440 MW. The breakdown is as follow: 1. RDF plants will produce 70 MW when construction is complete, which together with the 30 MW to be produced by waste heat recovery power plants, will make a combined 100 MW of waste fuel energy that would be sold to EGAT. 2. The coal power plant produces 150 MW. 3. The 70 MW coal and RDF plant was designed to produce reserve electricity to feed either the 60 MW RDF plant, or the 70 MW RDF plant, when they have been stopped for maintenance, offering production and distribution security for EGAT. TPIPP is also expanding its RDF plant to increase its capacity for community garbage from 4,000 to 6,000 tons a day. This will increase its refuse-derived fuel production from 2,000 to 3,000 tons a day. Furthermore, the company has plans to improve its current power plants, namely improving the waste heat recovery power plants to increase electricity production rates, and installing waste separation equipment for use at its landfills, which will help improve the quality of the garbage handed over to TPIPP. It is hoped that the two projects will be completed in the second quarter of this year. The company also plans to buy two steam boilers that use refuse-derived fuel, which will produce reserve power for the 60 MW and 70 MW RDF plants, when they will stop operation for maintenance. It is expected that they will be installed and begin operation in the first quarter of 2018. Montree Sornpaisarn, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Plc, in his capacity as financial advisor and underwriter, said TPIPP shows good prospects for growth since it is in the process of expanding 3 more power plants. This will benefit future operations and the Thai government has a policy of supporting the production of electricity from renewable resources. It is an important part of the plan to develop electricity production capacity in the country and itplays an important role in reducing the import of energy - a national goal. Another supporting factor is the trend in demand for electricity between 2014 and 2036, which is projected to grow at an average rate of 2.7% per year. Paiboon Nalinthrangkurn, Chief Executive Officer of TISCO Securities Co.,Ltd, in his capacity as underwriter said TPIPP's power plant operations are outstanding and have competitive advantage because of expertise in the management of garbage. The company has also been able to develop appropriate technology to separate waste in Thailand and can process it into RDF, which gives a high heat value that is fit for using as fuel in the electricity production process. Furthermore, TPIPP benefits from waste heat recovery in the cement production process and the distribution of electricity to TPI Polene Pcl, the parent company. Suchai Sutasthumkul, Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Securities (Thailand) Co.,Ltd in his capacity as underwriter distribution manager and distributor, said that TPIPP is a company with good potential for growth since it has expertise in operating the RDF and waste heat recovery power plants. It also has good relations with the waste supplier network. In 2016, TPIPP's performance showed a dramatic increase in growth with a net profit of 1,824.25 million baht, an increase of 270% compared to the same period of the previous year, which registered a net profit of 493.36 million baht. It also has total revenue of 4,433.32 million baht, an increase of 58.62% compared to the same period of the previous year when it had total revenue of 2,794.83 million baht. Please contact: MT Multimedia Co., Ltd., (Fah) Onanong Pattaravechkul E-mail: Tel: 66-2-612-2081 x129 or 66-86-884-4458
Vithayasrichareon P.,University of New South Wales |
MacGill I.F.,University of New South Wales |
Nakawiro T.,Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2012
Rapid social and economic progress in fast developing countries such that among the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have driven substantial growth in electricity consumption in this region. Whilst this represents significant societal and economic development, it has potentially growing adverse environmental impacts. This raises a concern on sustainable development in the electricity sector in this region. This study evaluates key sustainability challenges in the electricity industries in the five largest energy consumers in ASEAN: Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The 3A's energy sustainability objectives: Accessibility, Availability and Acceptability are used as the sustainability analytical framework. This study also draws together a set of associated indicators and criteria within the analytical framework to analyse the status of the electricity industries in these countries. The analysis shows that key sustainability challenges in the ASEAN-5 are attributable to satisfying rapid demand growth; enhancing security of electricity supply; and mitigating the increase in CO 2 emissions from electricity generation. Given the promising resource and technical potential in this region, renewable energy emerges as a favourable option to address these challenges; however, increasing the share of renewable energy in electricity generation requires considerable policy support. This study suggests that there is an opportunity for the ASEAN countries to strengthen regional collaborations through experience and resource sharing to enhance sustainability in the electricity industries. This study also highlights some of the key issues facing the electricity industry, and the need for new generation investment decision support tools which can address these issues. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Kongnam C.,Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand |
Nuchprayoon S.,Chiang Mai University
Renewable Energy | Year: 2010
The control problem of a wind turbine involves the determination of rotor speed and tip-speed ratio to maximize power and energy capture from the wind. The problem can be formulated as a nonlinear programming problem with the annual energy generation as the objective function. The wind speed distribution is modeled as the Weibull distribution. The Weibull shape and scale parameters are assigned to be stochastic in response to limited wind data and variability nature of the wind. It is proposed to apply particle swarm optimization to solve for optimum rotor speed under fixed-speed operation and optimum tip-speed ratio under variable-speed operation. The optimum rotor speed varies with the wind speed distribution, while the optimum tip-speed ratio does not depend on the wind speed distribution. It can be concluded from the simulation results that both the wind power and energy are more dependent of the Weibull scale parameter than the Weibull shape parameter. This implies that the wind power and energy are more dependent of the mean wind speed than the speed distribution. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Chotivisarut N.,Rajamangala University of Technology at Lanna |
Nuntaphan A.,Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand |
Kiatsiriroat T.,Chiang Mai University
Renewable Energy | Year: 2012
In this study, a concept of using thermosyphon heat pipe radiator to extract heat from water in a storage tank to generate cooling water during the nighttime was proposed. The cooling water could be used to serve the cooling load in a room during the daytime. A tested room with artificial load was constructed and a heat transfer model to calculate the water temperature during the nighttime and the room temperature during the daytime was developed. The simulated results agreed well with those of the experimental data. The model was used to find out the possibility of this concept for seasonal cooling load reduction of the similar building in the areas of different climates. The selected sites were Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand and also Alice Springs, Australia where they are hot and humid, hot and semi-humid, and hot and semi-arid, respectively. Cooling water was produced during winter and used to serve cooling load in an air-conditioned building in summer. It found that, among three cities, Alice Spring showed a highest potential followed by Chiang Mai and Bangkok. The effect of controlled room temperature and UA of the room cooling coil on summer load fraction were shown. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Anantavanich K.,Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand |
Pietsch G.J.,RWTH Aachen
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery | Year: 2016
A means to reduce thermal and pressure stress of electrical installations due to internal arcing is the application of arc energy absorbers. Most of them consist of layers of expanded metal with a complex fine structure. The direct consideration of such devices in advanced pressure calculation methods is hardly feasible due to the huge amount of necessary computing capacity. That is why it is reasonable to replace a direct consideration of such absorbers in the calculations by models, which describe in a simplified way the effects of absorbers. The main effects influencing pressure rise are heat absorption and flow resistance. In this contribution, several models describing these effects are presented and implemented in a pressure calculation method, which utilizes a computational fluid dynamics solver to obtain 3-D resolved pressure results. This new approach is applied to some applications and validated by comparing measurements with calculation results. © 2015 IEEE.
Chureesampant K.,Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
35th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2014, ACRS 2014: Sensing for Reintegration of Societies | Year: 2014
This paper addresses the change detection capabilities of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for the L-band frequency in comparison with single- and dual-polarization and fully polarimetric SAR data. The combinations of polarized power data are combined co-polarized power (HH+VV) data, combined cross-polarized power (HV+VH) data, and total power (HH+HV+VH+VV) data. All polarization combinations are investigated quantitatively for unsupervised change detection under different topographic characteristics. In particular, highly urbanized area (Osaka), vegetated area (Chiba), and mixed topographic area (Kyoto) in Japan are examined. The unsupervised change detection method applied in this study is based on a closed-loop process. Firstly, adaptive iterative filtering is used to determine the optimal filter size such that the speckle noise is sufficiently reduced. Secondly, the log-ratio image is generated from filtered SAR images and is modeled according to a Gaussian distribution. Thirdly, the Kittler-Illingworth minimum error thresholding (KI) algorithm is applied under generalized Gaussian (GG) assumption to select the optimal double thresholding (T1, T2) that discriminates the positive changes with backscatter increase and negative changes with backscatter decrease from the unchanged areas. The double thresholding was obtained from the two lowest KI criterion function JGG(T1,T2) values, and this showed high potential for generating accurate change detection. From a comparison of the change detection performance for various topographic features, the combined cross-polarized power (HV+VH) data are preferable if fully polarimetric data are unavailable. The selection of filter size affects the change detection accuracy, and is dependent on the topographic characteristics.
Patchimpattapong A.,Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
Proceedings of the International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development: Issues and Strategies, ESD 2010 | Year: 2010
Strengthening energy security, mitigating global warming and being competitive in global markets are among reasons Thailand is developing nuclear power program. Based on the current Thailand Power Development Plan there will be 5 units of a 1,000 MWe nuclear power plant commercialized from 2020 to 2028. Nuclear power will contribute no greater than 10% of Thailand electricity generation. Currently, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), government owned utility, is conducting nuclear power plant feasibility study. Major tasks include reactor technology and supplier selection, site survey and selection, and human resources development planning. Since this is Thailand's first nuclear power plant, infrastructure assessment and establishment planning, e.g. nuclear law and regulatory body, and public education and participation, are also crucial to the success of the program. All these will be in the readiness report to submit to the Thai Cabinet for approval next year. According to the Nuclear Power Infrastructure Establishment Plan, a roadmap for launching nuclear power program in Thailand, nuclear power project will be implemented during 2011-2013, construction will start in 2014, and Thailand's first nuclear power plant will be complete for commercial operation in 2020.
Sangpetch T.,Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
2014 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2014 - Conference Proceedings | Year: 2014
This paper presents a study of the dependable capacity of renewable generation, undertaken within System Planning Division, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), in 2011. In the study, reliability evaluation methods are chosen for an assessment of dependable capacities associated with system reliability indices to determine specific information for the long-term planning purposes. A review of generation profiles of renewable power plants is undertaken with specific targets of six sources, i.e. solar, wind, biomass, biogas, municipal solid waste, and mini-hydro. Obtained data of generation profiles are used to develop the probabilistic criteria for generation adequacy assessment, representing the nonlinear relationship of conventional and renewable power plants as a function of availability for system capacity planning. Later, the paper offers a mathematical model for dependable capacity assessment. The Probability Density Function (PDF) is adopted for different reliability indices to evaluate the dependable capacity on the basis of probabilistic actual generation profiles from the obtained data of power plants. Reliability evaluation methods - chronological and probabilistic - are deployed throughout analytical process. Lastly, the paper provides results from the analyses of the country's survey data, along with a description of the dependable capacities onto six different renewable generating resources and variety of studied periods. © 2014 IEEE.