WHA Utilities & Power Public Company Limited (WHAUP) is fully geared up towards solar power investment projects. The company recently won a contract to install a solar farm at Banpong Tapioca Flour Industrial Co., Ltd. (BTF) on a 20-rai plot of land, with a power-generation capacity of 2.32 MW. This project, expected to save BTF 206 million baht in energy costs over a period of 25 years, will be ready for commercial operations by February 2022. Revenue will be recognized starting in the first quarter of 2022. WHAUP is confident to reach its target of 670 MW for electricity-generation capacity, up from 590 megawatts last year, based on WHAUP’s shareholding equity.
Dr. Niphon Bundechanan, Chief Executive Officer of WHA Utilities and Power Plc (WHAUP), reveals that the company will continue to focus on business growth inside and outside industrial estates in Thailand and Vietnam, along with the development of innovative solutions for renewable energy, such as solar power generation projects – solar rooftops, solar carparks, floating solar, and solar farms -, as well as constantly providing new utilities to target customers.
The company has set its 2021 target to install solar rooftops for an additional 40 MW, from the current 61 MW already installed. Commercial operations (COD) will start gradually with approximately 22 MW. This will result in WHAUP’s electricity-generation capacity, based on the company’s shareholding equity, to reach 670 MW, up from 590 MW in the previous year.
Lately, the company signed a contract with Banpong Tapioca Flour Industrial Co.,Ltd., a manufacturer of tapioca flour, to install a solar farm on a 20-rai plot of land, representing a power generation capacity of 2.32 MW. The plant is located in Ban Pong district, Ratchaburi province. Commercial operations are expected to begin in February 2022, enabling BTF to save 206 million baht in energy costs over a period of 25 years. For this project, the company will begin recognizing revenue in the first quarter of 2022.
Thanks to its experience, expertise and track records in the utilities and energy businesses, both inside and outside WHA industrial estates, WHAUP has a solid background in the installation of solar energy in various forms, including solar rooftops, solar car parks, floating solar and ground-mounted solar farms. Aside from the highest engineering and safety standards, it demonstrates WHAUP’s readiness to be the leader in fully-integrated utilities and energy businesses in the ASEAN region.
WHAUP has an expansion plan to continue installing solar energy solutions for leading customers. This includes the installation of a solar farm and a solar floating system for Wisewoods Co., Ltd., with a total power generation capacity of 4.99 MW; solar rooftops for Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (5 MW); solar rooftops for Asno Horie (Thailand) Co., Ltd, (3.06 MW); and solar carparks for SAIC Motor – CP Co., Ltd. (4.88 MW), the largest solar carpark in Thailand.