Locals sue to revoke power plant licence

Date of Release: 
May 7 2014

VILLAGERS FROM Prachin Buri's Kabin Buri district yesterday filed a lawsuit with the Central Administrative Court to revoke the licence of a biomass power plant planned by KS Marketing International in tambon Khao Mai Kaew.

They claimed related agencies had abused their authority in issuing the licence because the area was reserved for conservation and could not be the site for a power plant.


Court halts biomass power plant build

Date of Release: 
Feb 28 2014

The Central Administrative Court has ruled to halt construction of a biomass power plant in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Bang Saphan Noi district.

The court decided local officials do not have the authority to issue a building licence for the plant.

A group of 290 plaintiffs from tambon Pak Phraek filed a complaint with the Central Administrative Court on Dec 13, 2012. The complaint asked the court to nullify a provincial appeal committee order that allowed tambon Pak Phraek's administrative organisation to grant a construction licence for the plant.


EIA: Biomass Power Project

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The Biomass Power Project (the Project) is developed by the Biomass Electricity Co. Ltd. (BECO) to supply the 304 Industrial Park (304-IP) on Highway 304, and sell the remaining power to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) under the small power producer program. The power plant has a total capacity of 165 megawatts (MW), of which 15 MW will be for internal consumption, 60 MW for the 304-IP, and 90 MW for EGAT.


Network calls for controls on biomass power plants

Date of Release: 
Sep 27 2012

A local health promotion network has urged the government to impose tight controls on the growing number of biomass power projects.

Many of these projects have reduced their generating capacity to avoid being forced to conduct environmental impact studies, it said.

Northeastern Thailand Development Foundation (Net) manager Wichitra Chusakul yesterday said the power projects have tried to bring down their power generating capacities to no more than 9.9 megawatts (MW).

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