Bang Pakong Power Plant

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Location Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao Province

Generating Capacity
         Bang Pakong power plant is comprised of both thermal units and combined cycle blocks with a total capacity of 2,490 MW.

Thermal Power Plant

Unit Capacity (MW)
3 & 4 1,152

Combined Cycle Power Plant

Block Capacity (MW)
3 & 4 628
5 710

Background
         In 1967, a survey of petroleum and natural gas sources had been conducted in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. In 1973, the first natural gas field with sufficient quantity of natural gas for commercial purpose was discovered and known later as “Erawan Field.” Pipelines were laid under the sea to convey the natural gas onshore at Rayong Province. Therefore, the natural gas production started in Thailand since 1981.
         EGAT, as the main electricity producer in the country, started implementing the construction project of Bang Pakong Power Plant on the left bank of Bang Pakong River in Chachoengsao Province. The construction commenced in 1977.
         The opening ceremony of Bang Pakong Power Plant was performed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri sirindhorn on January 8, 1985. It is the first power plant using natural gas as main fuel in response to the government policy relating local energy source development which saves a large amount of foreign currency.