Panare power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Panare power station was a proposed 1,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Pattani province, Thailand.


The map below shows the location of Panare district, the approximate location where the plant would have been built.

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Background on Plant

In April 2016, it was reported that the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC) had presented plans for a new 1,000 MW coal-fired power plant in Panare district to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA). It was planned to begin power generation by 2034.[1]

The report said the site could be an alternative site for building a coal-fired power plant in the South if the proposed Krabi power station and Thepha power station were delayed by protest.[1]

The Panare project was also listed in a national energy policy committee announcement as one of the power plants permitted under Order 4/2559, issued by the National Council for Peace and Order, to be built in any area on a city plan.[1]

There have been no known developments on the project since 2016, so it appears to be abandoned.


Direk Hemnakorn, Permatamas coordinator and professor at Prince of Songkla University, said the group opposed any coal-fired power plant in the Deep South. He reasoned coal was a polluting industry and these projects ignored the identity, culture, and religious beliefs of local people.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: TBD
  • Location: Panare district, Pattani Province, Thailand
  • Coordinates: 6.86, 101.491389 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 1,000 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2034
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