Thap Sakae power station
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Thap Sakae power station was a proposed 3,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station planned for Thap Sakae, Thailand.
The map below shows the location of Thap Sakae, the approximate location where the plant will be built
Background on Plant
The proposed power station has been opposed by local residents for environmental and health reasons since 2008.
Under Thailand's national power development plan for 2012-2030, the Thap Sakae project may be described as EGAT Coal-Fired TH, and implemented in four stages of 800 MW each, coming online in 2019, 2022, 2025, and 2028 respectively.
However, as of 2015 there has been no news of project developments, and it appears to be abandoned.
On January 6, 2008, reports by a local fisherman in the Thap Sakae District expressed opposition against the building of the Thap Sakae coal plant. He explained that the coal plants may cost him to lose his fishery profession. Locals do not want the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to promote the coal plants in K-12 education because they do not believe the information is suited for children and will cause division among the families.
On September 11, 2011, a group of environmental activists were reported to stage a rally in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province’s Thap Sakae District, against the EGAT’s plans to build a Thap Sakae power plant. Residents accused the plant productions lacking transparency. EGAT did not respond to the villagers’ demands or concerns.
In October 2011, anti-coal activists were also reported to oppose Thap Sakae’s power plant for the sake of marine ecology.
By 2018, it was reported that the Thap Sakae project had been cancelled due to local residents’ protests that they do not want their health, livelihoods, and food or water security to be at risk.
- Sponsor: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
- Location: Thap Sakae District, Prachuab Khiri Khan Province
- Coordinates: 11.5, 99.621667 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
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Articles and resources
- "Thap Sakae villagers oppose EGAT plan to promote coal-fired power plant in school; fear process will cause divisions", Prachatai, August 1 , 2008.
- "Summary of Thailand Power Development Plan 2012-203, Revision 3", Ministry of Energy, June 2012, Table 4.1.
- “Thap Sakae villagers oppose EGAT plan to promote coal-fired power plant in school; fear process will cause divisions”, Prachatai, January 8, 2008.
- “Activists in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province rally against coal-fired power plant plan”, Mining Dot Com, September 11, 2011.
- “Egat power plants opposed”, The Nation Thailand, September 11, 2011.
- “Twitter Post”, @thegreengod, October 1, 2011.
- “The Coal Situation in Thailand and Strategic Environmental Assessment”, Heinrich Boll Stiftung Southeast Asia, May 11, 2018.