EGAT joined an international conference to solve global warming, or COP 23, and showed the tangible results in reducing greenhouse gases. EGAT assures that the plan to develop a coal-fired power plant will not affect Thailand’s goal to reduce greenhouse gases.
Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn, EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development was EGAT representative to participate the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference, or COP 23, which is an international conference to solve climate change and global warming, with other country’s senior executives including General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Ms. Raweewan Bhuridej, Secretary General of Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, and Ms. Prasertsuk Chamornmarn, Director of Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization. The conference was held from November 13 – 17, 2017 in Bonn, Germany.
Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn said that climate change is an important global issue, and Thailand has been aware of this issue and has joined the UNFCCC or United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change since 1994. EGAT, as a leading organization in the energy industry under government supervision, is ready to carry out the country’s greenhouse gas reduction policy and strives to implement various measures to control and reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as generating electricity from renewable energy, improving the efficiency of power plants, using clean technology power plants, using label No. 5 on energy saving appliances, and researching new innovations and technologies to reduce greenhouse gases. In 2015, EGAT managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.8 million tons carbon dioxide equivalent.
“Thailand’s plan to reduce greenhouse gases according to the NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) includes generating electricity from coal-fired power plants and other types of power plants under Thailand’s Power Development Plan, or PDP 2015. Therefore, you can be certain that EGAT’s plan to develop power plants is not against Thailand’s policy or goal to reduce greenhouse gases. The PDP 2015 is a plan to determine the ratio of fuel used to generate electricity under a principle of stability, reliability, and a reasonable cost,” added EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development.
In addition, on November 15, Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn, EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development chaired a discussion on the topic of “Moving towards Energy 4.0 for Climate Change Resolution” held at the Thai Pavilion. Representatives from EGAT, the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization, and the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, joined the discussion to brainstorm ideas and find a solution to climate change in accordance with the current 4.0 era.