Pha Chuk Dam

Location

         Ban Khlong Na Pong Village, Moo 7, Pha Chuk Sub-district, Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit Province.

 

Project Details

         The project is built across the river at the project site. The width between the riverbank is around 100 meters. The level of the left riverbank is lower than the right riverbank. There is a slope at the side around 1:1. The width of the surface of the water is around 60 – 70 meters. The water level is lower than the riverbank around 10 meters, and the depth of the riverbank to the bottom is around 15 meters.

 

Project Building

Rainwater catchment area 16,181 square kilometers
Project type diversion dam
Building type reinforced concrete building with steel radial gate
Number of floodgates 7 gates
Floodgate dimensions (width x height) 12.50 meters x 11.50 meters
Average streamflow per year 5,409 million cubic meters
Highest drainage 3,344 cubic meters/second
Highest water level (100 years) +69.45 meters MSL
Normal pool level +68.50 meters MSL
Minimum pool level +68.00 meters MSL

 

Other Project Buildings

Right Canal Gate

Type reinforced concrete building
Size of controlling gate (number of gates x width x height) 1 x 6.00 meters x 6.10 meters
Highest drainage 45.00 cubic meters/second

Left Canal Gate

Type reinforced concrete building
Size of controlling gate (number of gates x width x height) 1 x 6.00 meters x 6.10 meters
Highest drainage 40.00 cubic meters/second

Generator

Total capacity 14 MW
Number of units 2 units (7 MW)
Average generated power per year 74 million kW-hr

 

Benefits

  1. Generate power into the system 90 million units per year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions 45,833 tons per year
  2. Use water drained from Pha Chuk Dam to generate power therefore integrating water management for maximum benefit without effecting the original purpose of water use
  3. The community receives financial support for various development from Pha Chuk Dam Fund
  4. Clean energy, low capital cost, longer lifespan compared to other renewable energy sources
  5. Meet the government’s policy of Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP 2015)

 

June 2018