Chana Power Plant operates last day before temporary closure


SONGKHLA, June 12 — The Chana Power Plant in Thailand’s Southern province of Songkhla is operating normally on Thursday before its one-month maintenance closure begins on Friday.

Chana Power Plant operators and staff members are performing duties on the last day of its operation before it completely stops generating electricity from June 13-July 10 due to the disruption of the natural gas transmission system from the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) in the Gulf of Thailand.

Electrical power generated in the southern region is expected to drop by 710 megawatts to 1,600 megawatts per day during the closure, but the demand for electricity in the region is some 2,300-2,400 megawatts per day.

To ensure the security and sufficiency of power, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) sought about 700-900 megawatts of electrical power supply from Central Thailand and asked various sectors to cooperate by using less electrical power during the maintenance period.