Buriram Energy Company Limited (“BEC”) was originally named Buriram Ethanol Company Limited, registered on 2005 with 1 Million Baht of registered capital and raised registered capital to 15,600,000 Baht in August 2006 for preparation of ethanol plant construction, however, BEC postponed its construction. In 2010, Buriram Ethanol Company Limited was changed for the company name to Buriram Energy Company Limited, and raised its registered capital to 135,600,000 Million Baht in 2011. BRR currently holds 99.99% of its shares.
June 17, 2005
According to the electricity generation capacity of 9.9 MW, BEC uses bagasse as a main fuel including other materials such as, woodchips, sugarcane leaves and chaff as the fuel materials for electricity generation as well. BEC sells 8 MW of the electric power generated to Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) and distributes remaining 1.9 MW to the sugar factory. The power plant is located closed to the BSF for convenience of bagasse logistics transportation and electric power distribution.
On December 30, 2011, BEC signed the power purchase agreement in Adder system with PEA to sell its maximum electricity 8 MW at 22,000 volts electric potential system and started its distribution in May 2012. BEC’s electricity generation has been promoted on investment by Thailand Board of Investment on June 28, 2011. Nevertheless, BEC has amended the power purchase agreement in Adder system to Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) system with PEA on March 11, 2016.
Co-Generation plant in Khu Muang District, Buriram is a very small power plant with production capacity of 9.9 MW using bagasse as fuel. Electricity generated from the plant is sold to Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) under Very Small Power Producers (VSPPs) project.
No. 289, Moo 2, Sao-Eh Village, Hin-Lek-Fai Sub-district, Khu Muang District, Buriram Adjacent areas:
2 lanes public road next to agricultural areas
Occupied land lots
Buriram Sugar Factory
The project total area is approximately 46.96 Rai (7.5 HA), divided into 5 Parts
Production capacity : 9.9 MW (Installment)
Selling Electricity : 8 MW to
Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA)
Commercial Operation Date : May 11, 2012
Electricity Purchasing Contract : Non-Firm 8 MW
Fuel : 430 tons of bagasse/day
Dust Collector Systems: Multi Cyclone and Wet Scrubber
Bagasse derived from sugar production process at Buriram Sugar Factory on the East of the plant. Fuel consumption is 120,000 tons/year (400 tons/day). There are around 440,000 tons/year of bagasse from Buriram Sugar Factory available for the plant. (2 million tons of cane estimation)
Bagasse is transported to the plant by conveyor belt from the fuel field (35 Rai) of Buriram Sugar Factory. Bagasse will be stored at Fuel Storage Building (72.0 x 36.0 M2) on the area of 1.62 Rai in the plant.
Bagasse arrived at Storage Building will be used on First In First Out (FIFO) basis. Generally, bagasse can be stored for 5 days.