Thailand - Electricity Generation

Geothermal resources in Thailand are classified into low-medium enthalpy, with suitable possibilities for small scale power plant, in the range 1-10 MWe with binary technology. Currently, geothermal utilization as binary cycle power plant is 0.3 MWe (Raksaskulwong, 2015).

Development since WGC2010: no new plants.

Installed capacity 0.3 MWe                     
Geothermal Electricity 1.2 GWh/y

Source:  Ruggero Bertani, Geothermal Power Generation in the World 2010-2014 Update Report

Installed geothermal generating capacity (December 2009) in MW


A small (300 kW) binary-cycle power plant has been commissioning in 1989 in Fang.

This plant has operated successfully, with an 85-90% availability factor. In addition, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is using the 80oC exhaust from the power plant to demonstrate direct heat uses to the local population. 

Taken from Ruggero Bertani’s paper, " Geothermal Power Generation in the World 2005–2010 Update Report ", published in Proceedings of the World Geothermal Congress 2010, Bali, Indonesia, 25-29 April 2010.