Chonburi Clean Energy (CCE), a joint venture involving Glow Energy, SUEZ and WHA Utilities and Power Plc, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) for a 8.63 MW industrial-waste-to-energy power plant to be built in the Hemaraj Chonburi Industrial Estate in Chonburi province.
Brendan Wauters, CEO of Glow Group, said the CCE had signed the PPA with the PEA for a contracted capacity of 6.90 MW with a contractual term of 20 years.
Wauters said waste-to-energy projects such as those undertaken by CCE are considered a high priority for Thailand’s energy needs.
He such projects are fully aligned with Glow’s strategy to focus on carbon-light opportunities when considering new investments.
Wisate Chungwatana, CEO of WHA Utilities and Power Plc, said that the project is in the process of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which is expected to be completed and approved by October.
Then, the project’s construction period will take about 24-26 months with the commercial operation date (COD) scheduled in December 2019. Total investment on the project is estimated to be around Bt1.5 billion.
Steve Clark, CEO of SUEZ Asia, said SUEZ, with experience in environmental management involving waste and water, has been operating close to 60 waste-to-energy references worldwide.
“We will bring our international experience and expertise on waste management and development in waste treatment infrastructure to ensure that the project will be aligned with world-class standards and will create a proper norm for
industrial waste management in Thailand,” Clark said.
“Our goal is to assist the local government in its ambition to create a circular economy and protect the
environment by converting waste into green energy.”