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October 5, 2021updated 14 Oct 2021 12:35pm

Bhumibol Pumped Storage, Thailand

By Carmen

Bhumibol Pumped Storage is a 171MW hydro power project. It is located on Ping river/basin in Tak, Thailand. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1991 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1996.


The project is currently owned by Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand with a stake of 100%.

Bhumibol Pumped Storage is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 13,462 million cubic meter.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1991 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1996.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of pump turbine with 171MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 1 electric generator for the project. The generator capacity is 171 MVA.


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