EGAT’s 7 power plants were certified with Carbon Footprint for Organization (CFO) and ISO14064-1 Thailand and International standard, proving EGAT’s transparency on information disclosure of GHG emission from the operation; contributing to guidelines of GHG emission reduction.

          Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, EGAT Governor, chaired the certificate-receiving ceremony in which EGAT plants were certified with CFO certification and ISO14064-1 standard. Mrs. Prasertsuk Chamornmarn, Director of Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) and Mr. Udomdej Kongtaveelert, Chief Excusive for Thailand, Bureau Veritas Certification (Thailand) Ltd. (BVC) granted the certificates at Kasem Chatikavanij Convention Hall, EGAT head office, Nontaburi.

          The governor said that the CFO project and ISO14064-1standard on GHG emission management were achieved by the EGAT’s 7 power plants as follows; 1) Mae Moh Power Plant, Lampang 2) Bang Pakong Power Plant, Chachoengsao 3) South Bangkok Power Plant, Samut Prakan 4) Wang Noi Power Plant, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 5) Chana Power Plant, Songkhla 6) Nam Phong Power Plant, Khon Kean 7) Krabi Power Plant, Krabi

          The 7 plants measured and reported their GHG emission that were verified and registered on Thailand CFO by TGO and certified by ISO14064-1 standard from BVC (Thailand). This showed EGAT’s willingness to mitigate global warming with cooperation from external organization.

          “EGAT’s GHG emission management is implemented to meet the strategy on society and community, especially the climate change. Last year, EGAT’s representatives attended the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties or COP21 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in France. Thailand set a target to reduce its GHG emission by 20-25 percent from 555 MtCo2e estimation in 2020, which means that Thailand has to reduce GHG emission by 111-139 MtCo2e in 2020. Thus, the CFO project and ISO14064-1 standard which EGAT implemented are parts to support the country’s goal to lower GHG emission.” said the governor.

          The Carbon Footprint of Organization is a method to show GHG content which is emitted from operations such as fuel combustion, electricity consumption, waste treatment and transportation. ISO14064-1 standard certifies organizations on their design, development, management and reporting. It also verifies the information of GHG emission which the organization discloses. Both of them offer the ways to effectively reduce GHG emission.

          The certificates granted to 7 power plants prove that EGAT is committed to securing electricity system security and enhancing the country‘s economic growth with Global Top Quartile as the goal. EGAT gives priority to GHG emission tracking to advance towards a low-carbon society.