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Revised PDP requires B800bn to build power infrastructure

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The revised Power Development Plan (PDP) spanning 2013-30 requires a total budget of 800 billion baht for power plants and transmission lines, said the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat). 

The PDP, which was revised a month ago, aims to add 55,000 megawatts of new capacity by 2030, said Pongdith Potchana, Egat's deputy governor for corporate social responsibility.

Based on the country's average annual gross domestic product growth of 4% to 4.5% over the next two decades, Thailand should have a total power capacity of 70,686 MW, up from 32,000 MW at present.

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