JERA to conduct study to decarbonise EGCO’S operations in Thailand

Electricity Generating Public Limited Company (EGCO), a subsidiary of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan-based JERA Asia Private Limited to jointly conduct decarbonisation studies in Thailand.

Under the terms of the MoU, the partners will explore ways to decarbonise EGCO’S operations by transitioning to sustainable fuels including hydrogen and ammonia as well as adopting carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology. The two will assess the feasibility of ammonia co-firing at EGCO’S BLCP coal-fired power plant in the Map Ta Phut deep-sea port. The 1,434 MW plant currently uses coal as its main fuel. Additionally, JERA has signed MoU with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, BLCP Power Limited, EGCO Group, and Banpu Power Public Company Limited to jointly study the technical application, economic evaluation, and carbon dioxide reduction plan for up to 20 per cent ammonia co-firing at BLCP power plant.