Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company
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Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company (RATCH) is a publicly listed company which describes itself as a "leading investment company in the power generation busines."
Interests in Lao coal plant
RATCH is a 40% shareholder in Hongsa Power Company, a consortium which also includes Banpu Power (40%) (a susbidiary of the the Thai coal-mining company Banpu) (BPP) and Lao Holding State Enterprise (LHSE), which has a 20% stake. 
The power station is proposed as a mine-mouth power station which, together with the mine and associated infrastructure, is slated to cost US$4 billion. The consortium has been granted a 25 year concession over a 60 square kilometre site. Under the terms of a May 2009 agreement 1,473MW will be exported to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) with 100MW for domestic Lao consumption. (The remainder is for on site use).
Articles and resources
- Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company, "About Us", Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company website, accessed May 2011.
- "Government goes ahead Hongsa lignite power plant", Lao Voices, December 3, 2009. (This is a story from the KPL Lao News Agency).