Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

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The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is the the country's largest electricity utility and also dominates the coal mining sector.[1]

Coal mining

The USGS reports that EGAT operates the Mae Moh coal mine in Lampang Province. This mine produces approximately 20 million tonnes.[1]

Power Stations

The USGS reports that EGAT "invested $6 billion to build the country’s first nuclear powerplant. The nuclear plant would produce 4,000 megawatts of electricity as part of the nation’s long-term energy plan to cope with looming power shortages. Thailand currently relied on natural gas for 70% of its electricity generation; the remainder was supplied by coal, hydropower, and oil."[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lin Shi and Glenn J. Wallace, "The Mineral Industry of Thailand", September 2009.

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