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EGAT's Thaitanic


EGAT's Thaitanic

Thailand's largest energy conglomerate is EGAT (Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand). This e-book is like a 'white paper' which covers many topics which relate to nuclear power and all sorts of other ways of generating electricity. Thailand would be well-suited for solar, both PV and passive, but solar is in its infancy there. There are some PV arrays, but passive solar is not yet employed, other than drying laundry outdoors. Wind energy is not so viable for Thailand because of lack of steady winds. There are strong winds at times, but it's sporadic, and most days the winds are tepid. Some alternative energy options are not currently being pursued, such as tide power (Thailand has long coasts, but its tides/waves are not big). No one is checking out possibilities with river power (using tethered rafts, etc) in Thailand, even though there are a dozen sizeable rivers - with communities and temples along their lengths. Thailand doesn't produce much fossil fuel, yet coal/anthracite is being considered for a large power plant in southern Thailand, near the coast at Krabi Province. There are attempts at protests, but protesting is squashed by powers-that-be. Methane production is an option, but again, it's undeveloped in Thailand, as is the potential for thermal.

  • Author: Ken Albertsen
  • Published: 2018-03-09 05:20:06
  • Words: 42742
EGAT's Thaitanic EGAT's Thaitanic