THAI UNIT TO TAP PRIVATE POWER

THAI UNIT TO TAP PRIVATE POWER

Thailand's top energy policy agency approved sales of power from private cogenerators to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, according to a report in The Nation newspaper.

Now the sole supplier to Thailand's national electricity grid, EGAT will be able to buy a maximum of 300 megawatts of cogenerated power under the decision of the National Energy Policy Committee.EGAT will be barred from investing in its own cogeneration plants under the plan that still needs Cabinet approval. But a power plant subsidiary in Rayong, eastern Thailand, will be allowed to set up a cogenerator after listing on the Thai stock exchange.

Cogeneration is a system that uses waste heat streams from various industrial processes to generate electricity.