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          EGAT synchronized Lamtakong Jolabha Vadhana Power Plant Unit 4 (under the Lamtakong Jolabha Vadhana Power Plant Units 3-4 Project) to the grid for an official test. When the project is complete, Lamtakong Jolabha Vadhana Power Plant will be the pumped-storage hydropower plant with the biggest capacity in Southeast Asia.

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          Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) held the synchronization of Lamtakong Jolabha Vadhana Power Plant Unit 4 for an official test, chaired by Mr. Nikul Silasuwan, EGAT Deputy Governor-Generation. The representatives from the contractors, Voith Hydro Shanghai Company and Voith Hydro GmbH Company, also joined the event at Lamtakong Jolabha Vadhana Power Plant in Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province on June 13, 2018.

          The EGAT Deputy Governor said that the strength of hydropower plants is to utilize clean energy for power generation without environmental impact. Lamtakong Jolabha Vadhana Power Plant Units 3-4 Project is comprised of generating units that are able to start up quickly and make rapid adjustments for peak power demands. This kind of power plant acts like a battery that EGAT has put an effort to develop and utilize the maximum benefit of natural resources.

          Lamtakong Jolabha Vadhana Power Plant Units 3-4 Project is under the second phase following Lamtakong Jolabha Vadhana Power Plant Units 1-2 Project with the capacity of 500 MW (250 MW each) which was complete and synchronized to the grid in 2002. The construction of Lamtakong Jolabha Vadhana Power Plant Units 3-4 with the total capacity of 500 MW (250 MW each) started in 2015. The current progression of the project is 88.77%, and it is expected to be complete for commercial operation in November 2019.

          When the project is complete, Lamtakong Jolabha Vadhana Power Plant, the first and only underground power plant in Thailand, will be comprised of 4 generating units with the total capacity of 1,000 MW, the biggest pumped-storage hydropower plant in Southeast Asia.