Upgraded Power Plant Technology is a Joint U.S.-Thai Effort

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The Bang Pakong Combined Cycle Power Plant has been unveiled by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). The first of its kind in Thailand, this 9HA.02 facility is a shining example of the fruitful partnership between the two countries.

Robert F. Godec, the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, applauded EGAT for their efforts to lower emissions.

Attendees included Boonyanit Wongrukmit, Governor of the EGAT, and Ramesh Singaram, President & CEO of GE Gas Power Asia.

This news comes three months after the September 8 announcement that Blocks 1 and 2 of the Bang Pakong Power Plant will begin operations. With the addition of two new gas-fired combined-cycle blocks driven by GE 9HA gas turbines, the improved facilities are projected to achieve substantial efficiency and decreased emissions.

Since Godec was just named the senior U.S. diplomat in Thailand, the celebration couldn’t come at a better moment. The Bang Pakong Power Plant dedication ceremony was also presided over by him.

The plant is essential to the fulfillment of the Thai government’s targets of carbon neutrality by 2050 and net-zero emissions by 2065. This project, which will include GE equipment and technology, will play a pivotal role in strengthening Thai-American relationships and setting a standard for future initiatives that may speed decarbonization if they were to be undertaken in tandem.

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