EGAT receives 6 awards for greenhouse gas reduction projects, reflecting its environmentally friendly organization

          EGAT received trophies and certificates for the Thailand Voluntary Emission Reduction Program (T-VER) and the Low Emission Support Scheme (LESS) totalling 6 awards from the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

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          On 19 September, 2017, Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment chaired the awards ceremony “Unite Our Hearts to Reduce Global Warming 2017” held by the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization), or TGO, at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao. The purpose is to honor entrepreneurs and various sectors that set good examples for managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the country. Acting Maj. Lt. Anuchart Palakawongse Na Ayudhya, Assistant Governor – Project Community Relations and Environment, and Mr. Worapot Inthong, Assistant Governor – Transmission System Operation, representatives of EGAT were handed 2 trophies, one for the Irrigation Way Hydropower Plant Project (Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam and Kaeng Krachan Dam) and the other for the EGAT Electrical Lightning Adjustment in Substations Project, which are projects registered as a Thailand Voluntary Emission Reduction Program (T-VER).

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          EGAT received 4 more certificates, 2 of which for projects that have been certified for reducing greenhouse gases, the Naresuan Hydropower Project and the 2×1.25 MW Lam Takhong Wind Turbines. A certificate for the 11 EGAT divisions which TGO certified with a carbon footprint label for recognizing the importance of reporting greenhouse gas emissions, or Carbon Footprint Organization (CFO) was handed to Mr. Narumit Kiniman, EGAT’s Director of Project Environment Division. The last certificate for supporting greenhouse gas reduction activities for 3 consecutive years from the Low Emission Support Scheme (LESS) was handed to Mr. Tatree Riewcharoen, EGAT’s Assistant Governor – Corporate Social Affairs.

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          Mr. Tatree Riewcharoen said that these projects promote the reduction of greenhouse gases. Creating activities and simple tools to calculate the amount of reduced or stored greenhouse gases will help develop and support greenhouse gas reduction projects from the “giver” in corporate sectors to the “receiver” in communities. TGO will certify the amount of reduced or stored greenhouse gas emitted from the activities. EGAT implemented the “Green Learning Room Project”, which is under the “Low Carbon School Project” to reduce energy use in 135 schools, and the “Low Carbon School to Low Carbon Community Project” to reduce energy use in student homes in 57 schools, totalling 9,426 households. These projects have reduced electricity bills around 21.8 million baht, energy use around 3.7 kWh, and greenhouse gas emissions almost 1,900 tons CO2e.