Fang Geothermal Power Plant

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Location Fang District, Chiang Mai Province

Generating Capacity 0.3 MW, with the underground water temperature of 130 ÂșC

Background
         EGAT in cooperation with Department of Mineral Resources and Chiang Mai Province had studied and surveyed the geothermal power source in Fang District in 1978. It was found that the hot water underground is suitable for power generation. Then in 1989, EGAT started construction of Fang Geothermal Power Plant. Apart from power generation, the geothermal power here is applied for drying agricultural crops such as onion, garlic, longan, and chilli. Moreover, the excessive hot water is used for physical therapy in the mineral bathing room.