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November 26, 2021

Lam TA Khong, Thailand

By Carmen

Lam TA Khong is a 1,000MW hydro power project. It is located on Lam Ta Khong river/basin in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1995 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2002.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,000 1,000 Active Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

Description

The project is developed and owned by Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.

Lam TA Khong is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 10.3 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 360m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 651m. The penstock diameter is 6m. The project cost is $778m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1995 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2002.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Shanghai was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Lam TA Khong (Lam TA Khong Phase I) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 250MW nameplate capacity.

Lam TA Khong (Lam TA Khong Phase II) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding pump turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 250MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the Lam TA Khong (Lam TA Khong Phase I). The generator capacity is 282 MVA.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 2 electric generators for the Lam TA Khong (Lam TA Khong Phase II). The generator capacity is 282 MVA.

About Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is a state-owned power utility. It generates, procures, transmits, and distributes electricity. The authority produces energy using hydro, coal, natural gas, geothermal, wind, solar, diesel, fuel oil and palm oil, among others. EGAT procures electricity from neighboring countries and domestic IPPs and SPPs on wholesale basis. It supplies energy to the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, Provincial Electricity Authority, legal power users, and neighboring utilities. The authority also offers electrical engineering, and power plant construction, operation and maintenance services; and sells power generation by-products to external organizations in ASEAN countries. EGAT is headquartered in Bang Kruai, Nonthaburi, Thailand.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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