Dr. Narin Phoawanich
Assistant Governor - Fuel Management
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
As of October 1, 2022, Mr. Phoawanich serves as Assistant Governor – Fuel Management, an executive position in charge of short-term and long-term fuel procurement and management including hydrogen after working as Assistant Governor – Power Plant Engineering and Construction responsible for the development of conventional and renewable power plants, repurpose/recycle of battery projects, photovoltaic (PV) recycle projects, advanced pontoon for floating photovoltaic (FPV), and hydrogen for power generation. Currently, he also serves as head of the EGAT Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project team.
With more than two decades of experience in power plant projects, he specializes in both conventional and renewable power plant engineering and has played a key role in most recent completed projects, among which are the Bang Pakong Combined Cycle (Units 1-2 Replacement) Project, the South Bangkok Power Plant Replacement Project Phase 1, the Lam Takhong Wind Hydrogen Hybrid Project, and the Hydro-floating Solar Hybrid Project at Sirindhorn Dam.
His engineering expertise in conventional and renewable plants has also been recognized by his participation in professional technical committees, advisory committees, and conference editorial boards. These include the Energy Transition Working Team – Ministry of Energy, Executive Committee - Hydrogen Thailand, Advisory Committee - CCUS Consortium, Observer Member – Australian Hydrogen Council, Chairman - Natural Gas Infrastructure & Demand / Supply Working Group (EGAT-PTT), Director Pool - State Enterprise Policy Office - Ministry of Finance, and invited panel discussions at international conferences on renewable energy and hydrogen applications.
Mr. Phoawanich earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in 1995, and later completed his master’s degree in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.) and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998 and 2001, respectively.