South Bangkok Power Plant

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Location Mueang District, Samut Prakan Province

Generating Capacity
         South Bangkok power plant consists of 3 combined cycle generating blocks.

Block Capacity (MW) Total Operation Year
1 Gas turbine 2 x 100 300 1994
Steam turbine 1 x 100
2 Gas turbine 2 x 202 623 2007
Steam turbine 1 x 219
3 Gas turbine 2 x 246 767.6 2009
Steam turbine 1 x 275.6

Background
         South Bangkok Power Plant Project was included in Power Development Plan (B.E.2510-2514) which aimed to add thermal power plants as the baseload source and hydropower plants as supplementary source during high power demand. The project was approved by the Cabinet on May 16, 1967. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej graciously performed an opening ceremony of the power plant on November 6, 1972.
         The South Bangkok project was originally a thermal power plant fueled with bunker oil. Later when natural gas was discovered in the Gulf of Thailand, the modification was made for the power plant to be combined cycle using natural gas instead of bunker oil. The modification of the units 3 and 5 were completed in 1981, Unit 4 in 1982, while Units 1 and 2 in 1985.
         Responding to the increasing power demand during 1991-1996, EGAT proposed to the Government to construct South Bangkok Combined Cycle Power Plant Block 1. Until today a total of 3 combined cycle generating blocks were constructed to meet the rising demand due to economic and industrial growth, especially the site of South Bangkok Power Plant is surrounded by many industrial plants.