EGAT will develop the wind hydrogen hybrid combined with fuel cell for the first time in Asia to enhance the capabilities of renewable energy.
On April 4, 2018, Mr. Saharath Boonpotipukdee, Deputy Governor – Renewable and New Energy of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) said that EGAT is developing the innovation which is a prototype of a power storage system combined with wind power generation to reduce limitation and instability of the power sources that rely on time and weather. The system will be installed for Lam Takhong Wind Turbine Phase 2 Project in Nakhon Ratchasima Province.
The wind hydrogen hybrid combined with fuel cell with the capacity of 300 kW will be supplied to Lam Takong Learning Center. This will make Thailand become the first country in Asia to develop this innovation for storing power generated from wind turbines, which will contribute to the 24-hour power supply.
Moreover, EGAT is installing Lam Takhong Pumped Storage Units 3-4 which will increase the total installed capacity to 1,000 MW. They act as the storage battery of the Northeastern provinces and reduce the CO2 emissions for 2.6 hundred thousand tons per year.
EGAT is determined to develop innovations to enhance the capabilities of renewable energy, which will provide benefits for its development in the future and reduce greenhouse gas emissions as committed in United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21.