Largest wind turbine to stand on Khao Kho

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PHETCHABUN – Relevant agencies in Phetchabun have witnessed the arrival of the country’s largest wind turbine which will be used to produce clean energy and become a new tourist spot of the province.

Phetchabun governor Bandit Teweetiwarak, Charoen Energy and Water Asia Co., Ltd. Chairman Chatchaval Jiaravanon and representatives from different bodies have signed their names on the giant wind turbine which is to be installed at the wind power station in Khao Kho District.

Located 1,050 meters above sea level, the wind power station consists of 24 windmills and can supply 140 million units of power, or about 20 percent of the total demand, to the province. The station is expected to become a new tourist attraction. A road leading up to the wind turbine site has been constructed to facilitate visitors and agriculturists in the vicinity.

Relevant agencies are also planning to develop the station into an alternative power learning center for the general public. Part of the project’s profits will be given to the government’s energy fund, different bodies in Phetchabun and the compensation fund for agriculturists affected by the construction of the wind.