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Banpu to Ramp Up Power Capacity


Banpu Plc will continue to expand its power-generating business, aiming to spend $910 million to expand capacity by as much as 230% to 4,300 Megawatts (MW) by 2025, according to the Bangkok Post.

The expansion will be done via a subsidiary, Banpu Power Ltd. (BPP), which will increase its power-generating capacity to 2,400 MW by 2018 with an investment of $110 million, said Somruedee Chaimongkol, CEO Banpu. Then, from 2018-2025, the company will raise generating capacity to 4,300 MW with another outlay of $800 million. Banpu is Asean’s biggest coal miner in terms of production.