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EGCO of Thailand starts commercial operation of Nam Theun 1 hydropower plant

  • 1 year, 11 months ago (2022-08-15)
  • David Flin
Asia 864 Hydropower 116

The Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO), Thailand’s first power generation IPP, has started commercial operation of the Nam Theun 1 hydropower plant in Laos. The electricity generated is being sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).

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Thepparar Theppitak, President of EGCO Group, said: “Nam Theun 1 hydropower plant, 25 per cent owned by EGC), started commercial operation and supplying power to EGAT on 12 August.”

Nam Theun 1 is located at Nam Kading River, Bolikhamxay province, Laos. It consists of 3 turbines, with a total installed capacity of 650 MW. It has a 27-year PPA with EGAT for 514.3 MW and a 27-year PPA with Electricite Du Laos (EDL) for 130.8 MW.