Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) announced the success of greenhouse gas emission reduction from the power plant operation under the cooperative framework with Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) or TGO. Between 2013 and 2014, EGAT was able to reduce the GHG emission from electricity generation 7 times better than the past. To be a low carbon organization, EGAT would continually set higher target of GHG emission reduction.

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          On June 9, 2016, EGAT joined the weekly press conference of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held by TGO to present GHG emission reduction from EGAT power plant operation in 2013 and 2014 by implementing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in which EGAT had submitted the intention to reduce GHG emission with TGO.

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          Mrs. Waraporn Kunawanakit, Engineer Level 11, Project Community Relations and Environment as an EGAT representative said that because EGAT recognized the climate change and the increase of GHG in the atmosphere which had an impact on environment and quality of life, the agreement on academic cooperation was signed with TGO on February 26, 2016. The aim was to integrate measures of GHG emission reduction to achieve the goal of 7-20% reduction in energy and transportation sectors below Business as Usual level by 2020 as submitted in NAMAs report to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on December 29, 2014.

          In 2013, EGAT was able to reduce the GHG emission by 422,551 tons CO2e because of EGAT measures to improve efficiency of electricity generation. Moreover, in 2014 a reduction of GHG emission by 3,229,064 tons CO2e was achieved due to the improvement of power plant efficiency and the use of renewable energy in power generation.

          “According to NAMAs, the target of GHG emission reduction by 2020 that EGAT aims is about 4,000,000 tons CO2e through 4 measures: improvement of power plant efficiency, renewable energy use for power generation, the use of clean technology, and standard improvement of label no. 5 electrical appliances. All are done to drive EGAT to be a low carbon society by 2020,” said Mrs. Waraporn Kunawanakit.