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Gulf solar farms to enable easier handling of power bills

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PeteC wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 2:59 pm Gulf solar farms to enable easier handling of power bills

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It will never happen!

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/ge ... er-reserve

I can't post this article, maybe somebody can?

The EGAT power reserve, that is the generating capacity over the present demand, is around 40%--the highest in the world!

That is not necessarily a bad thing in itself, but as TIT, EGAT have contracted, and are paying, EVERY producer in the country regardless of whether or not they are actually producing power into the grid. The result is that the per unit price has to be kept high to cover the costs. Never mind how it is produced, it does not make for any savings and cheaper electicity.
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Nereus wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 4:35 pm
PeteC wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 2:59 pm Gulf solar farms to enable easier handling of power bills

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/ge ... ower-bills
It will never happen!

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/ge ... er-reserve

I can't post this article, maybe somebody can?

The EGAT power reserve, that is the generating capacity over the present demand, is around 40%--the highest in the world!

That is not necessarily a bad thing in itself, but as TIT, EGAT have contracted, and are paying, EVERY producer in the country regardless of whether or not they are actually producing power into the grid. The result is that the per unit price has to be kept high to cover the costs. Never mind how it is produced, it does not make for any savings and cheaper electicity.
Over a year old article and if still true, they don't seem to manage their reserve very well as some areas still have brown outs. Some weekly, even daily, I think, as read people complain about them. Why some install solar.

The first article, will happen, and already happening, as their a couple solar farms just south of us. Definitely a good thing, and hopefully will lead to some independence from foreign imports. In a tropical country it really is silly not to be energized by solar.
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KhunLA wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 2:24 am
Nereus wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 4:35 pm
PeteC wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 2:59 pm Gulf solar farms to enable easier handling of power bills

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/ge ... ower-bills
It will never happen!

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/ge ... er-reserve

I can't post this article, maybe somebody can?

The EGAT power reserve, that is the generating capacity over the present demand, is around 40%--the highest in the world!

That is not necessarily a bad thing in itself, but as TIT, EGAT have contracted, and are paying, EVERY producer in the country regardless of whether or not they are actually producing power into the grid. The result is that the per unit price has to be kept high to cover the costs. Never mind how it is produced, it does not make for any savings and cheaper electicity.
Over a year old article and if still true, they don't seem to manage their reserve very well as some areas still have brown outs. Some weekly, even daily, I think, as read people complain about them. Why some install solar.

The first article, will happen, and already happening, as their a couple solar farms just south of us. Definitely a good thing, and hopefully will lead to some independence from foreign imports. In a tropical country it really is silly not to be energized by solar.
The "never happen" refers to the price, not the supply. Black outs are caused by piss poor infrastucture, nothing to do with generating capacity.
Until there becomes a viable way to store solar energy, all the solar farms in the world will not help the grid supply. The reserve supply of a power grid has to be based on an installed reliable generating capacity, which solar, wind, and Thai BS is not!
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Nereus wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 8:32 am
KhunLA wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 2:24 am
Nereus wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 4:35 pm
It will never happen!

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/ge ... er-reserve

I can't post this article, maybe somebody can?

The EGAT power reserve, that is the generating capacity over the present demand, is around 40%--the highest in the world!

That is not necessarily a bad thing in itself, but as TIT, EGAT have contracted, and are paying, EVERY producer in the country regardless of whether or not they are actually producing power into the grid. The result is that the per unit price has to be kept high to cover the costs. Never mind how it is produced, it does not make for any savings and cheaper electicity.
Over a year old article and if still true, they don't seem to manage their reserve very well as some areas still have brown outs. Some weekly, even daily, I think, as read people complain about them. Why some install solar.

The first article, will happen, and already happening, as their a couple solar farms just south of us. Definitely a good thing, and hopefully will lead to some independence from foreign imports. In a tropical country it really is silly not to be energized by solar.
The "never happen" refers to the price, not the supply. Black outs are caused by piss poor infrastucture, nothing to do with generating capacity.
Until there becomes a viable way to store solar energy, all the solar farms in the world will not help the grid supply. The reserve supply of a power grid has to be based on an installed reliable generating capacity, which solar, wind, and Thai BS is not!
Since it's the tropics, the demand will be during the day, when solar does produce.

They may have huge reserve, but they are mismanaging it, as Udon Thani has brown outs, turning off the outer villages to keep the city running. System they have now isn't working, as the power isn't getting to where it's needed.
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Solar rooftop adopters set to win a tax break

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...."Any household that purchases solar panels with a power generation capacity of less than 10 kilowatts at a cost of less than 200,000 baht can participate in the programme, said department director-general Wattanapong Kurovat".....
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Reading that tells me they don't want you to be independent of the grid. And if home all day, you probably won't have much excess to sell back to the grid, if that's even going to be available.
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