Bangkok Cable, INNOPOWER Forge Green Energy Pact
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Bangkok Cable, INNOPOWER Forge Green Energy Pact

In a pivotal deal, Bangkok Cable and INNOPOWER collaborate to revolutionise Thailand's power distribution, enhancing efficiency and sustainability.

In a landmark move that promises to revolutionise Thailand’s power distribution network, Bangkok Cable Co., Ltd. (BCC), Thailand’s leading manufacturer of electric wires and cables, and INNOPOWER Co., Ltd., innovator in the energy sector, have announced a groundbreaking partnership. This collaboration is set to introduce cutting-edge technology into the country’s electrical grid, aiming to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of electric power distribution by up to 40%, enhance operational efficiency, and reduce safety risks for employees. The agreement, formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), will see the two companies join forces to research and develop innovative solutions tailored to Thailand’s growing energy needs. The initiative comes at a crucial time as the nation experiences a continuous surge in electricity demand.

Mr. Pongsapak Nakornsri, Executive Director of Bangkok Cable Co., Ltd. (BCC), expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, highlighting its potential to foster innovation and reduce operational costs. “Our collaboration with INNOPOWER is the solid evidence to our commitment to sustainability and technological advancement. Together, we are setting a new standard for the power industry in Thailand,” he stated. The partnership will encompass research and development covering surveys, assessments, and feasibility studies to find ways to apply innovations in Thailand’s electric power transmission system, focusing on three key areas:

1. ACCC conductor: Bangkok Cable’s product innovation of High Temperature Low Sag (HTLS) Conductors is a testament to their engineering expertise. Bangkok Cable will produce an Aluminum Conductor Composite Core (ACCC) conductor, a high-performance conductor that can carry double ampacity and have ∼ 25-30% higher efficiency. The ACCC reconductor is mainly applied to support demand growth and RE integration, due to execution costs and time saving. With a new line application, even though its cost is higher than the conventional one, the premium could be paid back through line loss savings, CO2 emission reduction, avoided grid reinvestment, etc. This technology significantly contributes to achieving Thailand’s goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050 and Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2065.

2. AI and UAV Integration: The collaboration will explore the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to enhance the maintenance renewable energy projects. Incorporating AI with drones aims to improve the accuracy of maintenance work, especially for wind turbines inspections towering over 80 metres.

3. IoT System Development: The Internet of Things (IoT) will be harnessed to create a digital network that connects and monitors the electric power transformer system’s operation. This real-time monitoring is expected to swiftly identify malfunctions and facilitate immediate responses, ensuring a stable and reliable power supply.

Mr. Athip Tantivorawong, Chief Executive Officer of INNOPOWER Co., Ltd. highlighted a collaboration to develop innovative solutions for the power transmission network, aimed at reducing electrical losses within the grid.

Implementing these solutions not only enhances transmission efficiency but also optimises cost management. Integrating AI and UAVs into maintenance processes will further reduce costs and improve network reliability, supporting the expansion of renewable energy sources like wind turbines.

Mr. Athip emphasised that these innovations support Thailand's goal of achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050 by strengthening grid stability for clean energy and addressing rising electricity demands.

The Collaboration between Bangkok Cable and Innopower marks a significant milestone in Thailand’s energy sector, promising a brighter, greener future for the nation.

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