May 29, 2020
Delphos and its consortium partners were selected by Thailand-based renewable energy developer Blue Solar to perform the feasibility study of its 42 MW PV solar plant with an integrated 12 MW battery storage system. The study is being funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and advances the U.S. government’s AsiaEDGE initiative to support sustainable and secure energy markets in the Indo-Pacific region. Delphos’s partners on the study include POWER Engineers (the prime contractor), ERM, and Customized Energy Solutions (CES). The project is located in the Suphan Buri province of central Thailand, approximately 80 miles northwest of Bangkok. Blue Solar was one of 17 firms competitively selected through Thailand’s 2017 Small Power Producer Hybrid Firm Power Purchasing Agreement Program, which aims to improve the sustainability of the country’s resources through renewable generation initiatives.
The study will further build on Delphos’s extensive experience in energy storage including the following recent engagements of note: (i) feasibility study of a 50 MW wind and integrated energy storage project in Kenya; (ii) feasibility study of a 150 MW wind, solar and integrated energy storage project in Zambia; and (iii) a World Bank-funded technical assistance grant to evaluate energy storage solutions in India.