EGAT to build hybrid hydro-solar facility at the Ubolratanadam in Thailand

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has announced that it plans to build its second hybrid hydro-solar power plant on the reservoir of the Ubolratanadam in Thailand.

The hybrid facility will have a solar power generating capacity of 24 MW to feed into the hydro-power plant of the dam.The solar system will be integrated with a battery energy storage system (BESS) so that the Ubolratana power plant can feed power to the grid system in a consistent and reliable manner. Companies interested in constructing floating solar panels at the Ubolratana Dam can purchase bidding paperwork, and the envelopes will be opened for review on March 9, 2022.The two hybrid power plants are expected to offset carbon emissions by around 47,000 tonnes annually. The study conducted on the second floating solar panel project at the UbolratanaDam will be used to implement additional hybrid power-generating projects at other dams across Thailand.