for new commercial coalfired plants in many countries. Because of the high performance, efficiency and preservation of much cleaner environments than subcritical coalfired power plants, more than 500 supercritical coalfired power plants are operating in the developed countries like US, Europe, Russia and in Japan.
Each plant has subsequently been moved to a new loion and converted to natural gas. During the period, EGAT cancelled the construction of the 2,000MW Thap Sakae power plant, also loed in Prajuapkhirikhan. Table 15 shows the list of SPP and IPP coalfired power plants where EGAT had purchased power from since 1999. Table 15.