Glow Energy power complex

From Global Energy Monitor

Glow Energy power complex is a coal and gas-fired power complex in Map Ta Phut, Thailand.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate in Thailand's eastern Rayong province. It is next to the newly-built Gheco One power station.

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Background on Plant

The complex is primarily gas-fired but includes Glow Energy CFB 3, an 85 MW subcritical coal unit that began operating in November 2010.[1]

It also includes Glow SPP 2 and 3, a hybrid natural gas and coal-fired cogeneration facility that began commercial operation in March 1999. The plant is divided in two parts: (i) two 35 MW gas-fired gas turbines, and (ii) two 222 MW hybrid cogeneration units, each comprising a steam turbine and coal-fired circulating fluidized bed boiler.[2]

The power complex was owned by Glow Group of Engie. In June 2018, Engie (formerly GDF Suez) sold its interest in Glow Energy to Thai independent power producer Global Power Synergy Public Company.[3] The sale was finalized in March 2019.[4]

The Thailand Power Development Plan for 2018-2037, as revised in 2020,[5] appears to reference the complex (see plan at page 17 or PDF at page 21).[6]

Project Details of CFB 3

  • Sponsor: Glow Group
  • Parent company: Global Power Synergy Public Company
  • Location: Map Ta Phut, Thailand
  • Coordinates: 12.675773, 101.135243 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 85 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service: 2010
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Glow Energy CFB 3," Glow Group, accessed January 2016
  2. "Glow SPP 2/ Glow SPP 3," Glow Group, accessed January 2016
  3. "France's Engie sells its coal-fired generation in Asia Pacific," Platts, June 20, 2018
  4. "Thailand's PTT unit completes acquisition of Glow Energy stake," Reuters, March 15, 2019
  5. Supasit Boonsanong and Charuwan Charoonchitsathian, Tilleke & Gibbins, "Electricity regulation in Thailand: overview," Thomson Reuters, last updated October 1, 2020
  6. "Power Development Plan 2018-2037, revision 1," Energy Policy and Planning Office, October 2020.

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