Electricity production

Renewable energy production

MEA opens solar power buy-back scheme from customers

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) will let type-1 electrical users (residential customers) who have installed solar panels on their house roofs to sell electricity left over after personal use back to MEA to generate household income.The MEA announced on its Facebook on Thursday (July 30) ...

The Nation Reporter

Cleaning up the Energy Ministry

Since the resignation of Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong, the vacant post has been highly sought after by ambitious power brokers not for its budget, one of the smallest in government, but for its control of lucrative energy contracts plagued by graft and corruption.A running joke ...

Yuthana Praiwan

Energy Ministry plans to buy solar energy generated by public under new project

The Energy Ministry aims to launch a new public solar energy project with an annual target of 50 megawatts and the pilot phase to be completed in 60 days, Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong said.“The ministry will work with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand [Egat], the ...

The Nation Reporter

Energy minister comes up with plan to spark economy

Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong has come up with a plan to help mitigate the impact of Covid-19 and plans to propose it to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Thursday (June 25).Sontirat said this plan will help accelerate investments, such as community power plants to ...

The Nation Reporter

Asian Development Bank signs US$7.2m loan for Thailand wind-plus-battery project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan deal for its first wind energy-plus-battery storage project in Thailand, which is also the country’s first private sector initiative to combine the two technologies at scale.The ADB told Energy-Storage.news this morning that it will lend THB235.55 ...

Andy Colthorpe

Covid-19 crisis delays Thailand’s biofuel future

Thailand’s Energy Ministry has postponed a nationwide plan to switch to biofuels until the Covid-19 crisis subsides.The ministry initially told oil refineries to stop producing gasohol 91 at the end of May and planned to increase consumption and manufacture of biofuels like gasohol E20, which ...

Sean Kelly

Prisons to be powered by solar electricity

Solar panels will be installed at all 143 prisons throughout the country in a bid to reduce their electricity costs after the Corrections Department was found to have not paid the power bills in full in 2019, Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said on Sunday.According to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Egat to run solar power trade test

The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has initiated a test of peer-to-peer power trade from solar rooftops, planning to enter the prosumer trade in the coming years.Governor Viboon Rerksirathai said Egat installed solar panels on top of its headquarters in Nonthaburi to conduct ...

Yuthana Praiwan

Community power plant project to open for registration in Feb

The committee tasked with preparing draft regulations for planned projects will speed up their work with completion expected in January ahead of their auctions in February, said Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong.These projects will help stimulate the grassroots economy, especially the community-based power plant scheme.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Energy Minister promotes community-based power

Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong, who is currently on a tour of the Northeast, visited a rice product promotion centre in Ban Non Rang in Khon Kaen on Thursday (December 19) to see firsthand the success of the centre and promote the community-based power plant policy ...

The Nation Reporter

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