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JOCET 2018 Vol.6(5): 381-384 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2018.6.5.494

Impact of Crude Palm Oil Co-firing on Electricity Generation Cost in Krabi Power Plant

Apinya Puapattanakul and Athikom Bangviwat
Abstract—Thailand has been the third largest crude palm oil producer of the world after Indonesia and Malaysia. Both countries have a combined output of 85% of global production and play a significant role in dominating the world palm oil market in supply and price. As a result, it is not a convenient channel for Thailand to export its excess in supply of crude palm oil to the world market. An alternative to the export of crude palm oil is to increase in the domestic consumption. As supported by the Alternative Energy Development Plan for 2015-2036 (AEDP2015) which targets the renewable energy consumption at 30% of total energy consumption or accounted about 39,300 ktoe by the year 2036, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) modified Krabi power plant to cope with crude palm oil and fuel oil co-firing. The impact of the higher cost of crude palm oil than fuel oil on the production cost of electricity generation was investigated. The sensitivities of the changes in the amount and price of crude palm oil on the electricity generation cost were also included in the study.

Index Terms—Crude palm oil, electricity generation cost, Krabi power plant, policy.

A. Puapattanakul and A. Bangviwat are with the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand. Center of Excellence on Energy Technology and Environment, Ministry of Education, Thailand (e-mail: apinya.pua@kmutt.ac.th, athikom.ban@kmutt.ac.th).

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Cite:Apinya Puapattanakul and Athikom Bangviwat, "Impact of Crude Palm Oil Co-firing on Electricity Generation Cost in Krabi Power Plant," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 381-384, 2018.

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