Phromthep Cape Renewable Energy Power Plant

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Location Phromthep Cape, Phuket Province

Generating Capacity 150 kW of wind power and 8 kW of solar power

Background
         In 1983, EGAT chose Phromthep Cape, Phuket Province as a site for wind turbine installation. Originally, the 6 small sets of wind turbines were installed and tested. In 1992, two more 10 kW wind turbines were installed and connected to the distribution system of Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA). Moreover, EGAT had installed anemometers to collect the wind data for many continuous years to make sure that the site has the high average wind speed. Later in 1996, EGAT installed a 150 kW commercial-scale wind turbine to supply electricity to PEA distribution system. Apart from wind power, Phromthep Cape Renewable Energy Power Plant is comprised of 8 kW solar cells.