Thai power generation firm, B.Grimm has partnered with industrial developer Amata Corporation to help develop an industrial estate located in Chon Buri into a Smart City with renewable energy, energy-efficient infrastructure, and sustainable environmental management.
Accordingly, the power producer will build a smart grid or distributed power generation system in the Chonburi Industrial Estate. Areas nominated for smart city development include Amata City Chonburi, which covers 43.3 square kilometers and 772 tenants and factories, and Amata City Rayong, which covers 27 square kilometers, with 364 tenants and factories.
This project is considered to be similar to another energy project in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the development of the world’s largest hybrid power supply system to serve U-tapao airport and the Eastern Airport City. B. Grimm was awarded a concession to develop and operate a 95 MW power supply system, using gas and solar as the energy sources and featuring an energy storage system.
(Sources: Bangkok Post, Thai Enquirer)