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RATCH Group awarded 2019 Corporate Carbon Footprint, Moving towards low-carbon society to cope with climate change

Nonthaburi - RATCH Group Public Company Limited (“RATCH Group”) upholds greenhouse gas management to cope with climate change and global warming, the increased threats to people’s living and environment. The Company also keeps moving the preparedness for a national agenda of a low carbon society.

The greenhouse gas reduction mechanisms the Company has voluntarily implemented in managing greenhouse gases emission of its office building and main power plants includes the Carbon Footprint for Organization (CFO) and the Thailand Voluntary Emission Reduction Program (T-VER). As a consequence, RATCH Group’s head office in Nonthaburi was certified 2019 corporate carbon footprint or CFO, for a second consecutive year, from Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) (TGO). Also, its two main power plants, Ratchaburi and Tri Energy power plants, have been consecutively granted the CFO since 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Mr Kijja Sripatthangkura, RATCH Chief Executive Officer, said that the globe is moving towards low carbon society caused by climate change impact. It is the mission for all to help lower polluted carbon dioxide from all activities to such level that nature can absorb. Resource over- consumption behavior is needed to change, while simple-life living, caring and using natural resources wisely and efficiently, and promoting low-carbon technology and innovation instead of conventional technology should be adapted. RATCH Group is well aware and responds with increasing renewable energy investment, as well as puts in place measures for resource consumption reduction and energy conservation, particularly in its main power plants, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas released from its production and business operations.

“CFO methodology of TGO was employed to develop greenhouse gas inventory of the company’s operation. It is used for planning greenhouse gas reduction management especially electricity and fuel consumption reduction which is critical greenhouse gas emission source of the office building and the power plants. The Company also participated in T-VER scheme with three projects registered at combined CO2 reduction volume of 2,602 tons of CO2 equivalent per year. RATCH Group is willingly taking a part in turning our country towards a low carbon society to curb impact of global warming.” , said Mr Kijja.

The registered carbon footprint volume in 2019 of the Company’s head office was of 1,153 tons of CO2 equivalent, decreasing 2.5% from that of 2018 as a result of serious and nonstop implementation of energy conservation and electricity usage reduction measures. The 3,645-MW Ratchaburi and 720-MW Tri Energy power plants were registered carbon footprint volume of 5,225,436 and 98,606 tons of CO2 equivalent respectively.

Three T-VER schemes of Ratchaburi Power Plant were registered by the TGO as follows:

  • Energy Efficiency Project through LED Lighting Replacement; reducing GHG of 771 tons of CO2 equivalent per annum, the period of carbon credit for 7-year (1 July 2017 to 30 June 2024)
  • Solar Floating Project; reducing GHG of 1,774 tons of CO2 equivalent per year, the period of carbon credit for 7 years starting since electricity generation this year
  • Sustainable Forestation Project of the Sustainable Forestation Project; reducing GHG of 57 tons of CO2 equivalent per year, carbon credit period for 20 years (1 September 2019 to 31 August 2039)
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