The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has moved forward with its policy of using clean energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions with smart technology by deploying Siemens SICAM Microgrid Control and Photovoltaic Plant Control to balance the energy mix generated by the world’s largest hydro-floating solar hybrid project at Sirindhorn Dam, Ubon Ratchathani Province.
The project with a solar power generation capacity of 45 megawatts and a hydroelectric capacity of 36 megawatts, capable of generating electricity from renewable sources day and night, recently began commercial operation, acclaimed as the first of its kind in Thailand.
EGAT: the role of Siemens
The energy ecosystem in Thailand is changing rapidly as technological innovations transform energy management. Thailand has stepped up to increasingly generate electricity with renewable energy by using integrated hybrid technology to meet the needs for decentralization, decarbonization, digitalization and smart electrification. This will enable the country to transition to electric power generation in a new context that requires energy stability and security amid economic, social, and environmental changes.
Siemens, always attentive to environmental projects, is responsible for installing, testing, and commissioning the microgrid control that works together with photovoltaic plant control systems for the hydro-floating solar hybrid project at Sirindhorn Dam. The company deployed and fully activated the Control systems on October, 31 2021, and it has been in commercial operation since then. In addition, Siemens is installing DEOP, the cloud-based software for the optimization of distributed energy resources. DEOP’s capability to present real-time hybrid power distribution data on dashboard helps EGAT manage power distribution more efficiently.