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The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has partnered with INNIO to implement a micogrid pilot project.

The pilot will be conducted at the utility’s zero-emissions energy excellence centre in Bang Krul Nonthaburi in Thailand. The centre is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

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INNIO will provide its Jenbacher gas engine for integration with renewable energy resources including solar and wind energy, an electrolyzer system producing green hydrogen and a battery energy storage system.

The Jenbacher gas engine runs on biogas and green hydrogen.

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The microgrid will enable advanced energy management, demand response and load reduction solutions on EGAT’s main grid.

The development is part of efforts by EGAT to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy, move away from fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions, mitigate climate change and ensure stable energy supply.

“We are excited to work with INNIO on this project, as we develop a green microgrid demonstration project at EGAT. Our plans are to install that kind of solution across Thailand and possibly beyond,” said Patana Sangsriroujana, Deputy Governor – Strategy, EGAT.

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 “EGAT’s zero-emissions energy excellence centre in Thailand is expected to be a lighthouse project for the entire Southeast Asia region, and we are excited to be a part of this innovative venture,” said Carlos Lange, CEO of INNIO. EGAT is state-owned and the largest utility in Thailand. Operates under the Ministry of Energy.