The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has proposed to construct a new coal-fired power plant in Dawei, Myanmar.

Construction of the new coal-fired power plant and its transmission network is estimated to cost about THB100bn ($3.2bn).

EGAT said the authority has conducted a feasibility study of the new power plant project in the Dawei industrial estate zone and confirmed that the electricity generated from the plant would benefit both the countries, reported

The study also found that the plant would generate about 1,800MW of electricity and have a power transmission network to connect to Thailand’s power grid.

EGAT Governor Suthas Patmasiriwat said Thailand will purchase the excess power generated at the coal-fired plant and in case local power supply is disrupted in Dawei through power grid connection, Thailand will supply electricity.