|- EGAT invited the private sector, as IPPs, to bid for the sale of power to EGAT on December 15, 1996.
- EGAT announced BLCP as one of the winners of the second stage of bidding on December 20, 1996
- After the announcement, EGAT and BLCP commenced negotiations on the terms and conditions of the Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) and signed the PPA on November 19, 1997.
- Following the economic crisis in Thailand electricity consumption decreased and EGAT requested a deferment of the planned date of production of electricity by BLCP, which was then extended by 4 years. This meant that the company would begin supplying power to EGAT on October 1, 2006 from the first unit and on February 1, 2007 from the second unit.
- The company complied with EGAT’s request and negotiated a PPA Amendment to reflect the deferment. The PPA Amendment was signed on December 30, 1999.
- The company negotiated a lease agreement with the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (“IEAT”) to construct the power plant on reclaimed land at the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate in its phase two area. The rental contract was signed on June 30, 2000.
- In 1996, after the company signed the first PPA, the company conducted an EIA for the projected power plant and the coal unloading facilities. Office of Environmental Policy and Planning (OEPP) approved the power plant and the coal unloading facilities EIA on January 11, 2001 and February 25, 2002, respectively.