Eppo lines up waste power

Published onOctober 9, 2019

The government plans to issue operating licences for community waste power projects for a combined 400 megawatts of new power capacity during 2019-20. Wattanapong Kurovat, director-general of the Energy Policy and Planning Office (Eppo), said the office is the project’s coordinator, working closely with the Interior Ministry and the private sector. “We are conducting a feasibility study before seeking applications from private power companies,” he said. “Licences for power from community waste will be granted for solid waste in metropolitan or high-density population areas, so industrial waste is not included.” Mr Wattanapong said the projects fall under the latest version of the national power development plan (PDP) 2018-37, meant for power generated from renewable resources, including waste-to-energy, to account for 20% of the total capacity on the state grid.

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