Energy policy and administration

PM orders govt to cut power use by 20% as fuel crisis deepens

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered all government agencies to reduce their energy usage by 20 per cent as Thailand struggles with the fuel price crisis.Prayut said the Energy Ministry had proposed several measures to reduce energy usage, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said on ...

The Nation Reporter

Oil Fuel Fund set to be replenished next month

The Oil Fuel Fund Office (Offo) expects to obtain the first portion of loans as part of a total of 20 billion baht from commercial banks next month as its fund, used to subsidise energy prices, is nearly empty.The loans are to repay oil and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Blueprint for zero-carbon goal underway

Energy authorities and the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) are drafting a Thailand Integrated Energy Blueprint (TIEB) to set up a zero-carbon emission goal in response to the growing trends of renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs).The plan will be based on the 2018 Power ...

Yuthana Praiwan

Eppo to review feed-in tariffs to help operators

A decline in renewable energy costs is prompting the Energy Policy and Planning Office (Eppo) to review the inclusion of feed-in tariffs in electricity prices to help power operators, though it would increase power bills for households.The feed-in tariff, in use since 2013, is the ...

Yuthana Praiwan

PTTEP reveals 10-year strategy for growth after Covid-19

PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has refocused its 10-year business strategy for the post-pandemic era.“After evaluating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the changing industry landscape, PTTEP has sharpened business plans and set goals for 2030 of maintaining our competitiveness and ensuring sustainable growth,” ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet accepts B200bn in energy schemes

The cabinet on Tuesday acknowledged the Energy Ministry’s plan to accelerate investment in energy projects worth more than 200 billion baht, starting later this year, in a collective move to help reboot the economy.According to Rachada Dhnadirek, deputy government spokeswoman, the Energy Ministry has pledged ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Energy Ministry takes proactive steps in time of crisis

The Energy Ministry has taken several steps to stimulate the Thai economy and has also extended a helping hand to consumers amid the Covid-19 crisis, which has had a harsh impact on the general public and small businesses.Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong, meanwhile, is pushing for ...

The Nation Reporter

Quick Win community power plant projects to be approved this month

The Ministry of Energy expects to approve Quick Win community power plant projects under 100 megawatts capacity within March, ministry permanent secretary Kulit Sombatsiri said on Friday (March 13).“We estimate that the project would generate income of around Bt100 million for the grass-roots economy per ...

The Nation Reporter

Diesel Fund contribution increases after oil price drops [Video]

The Oil Fuel Fund’s administration committee has agreed to raise contributions collected from retail diesel sales by 0.5 baht per liter, following the drop of global oil price to 34.16 U.S. dollar per barrel. The committee expects the global oil price will remain in the ...

Egat looking at energy innovation joint venture

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) will in June pitch to the Cabinet a plan for an energy innovation joint venture with private partners.Egat governor Viboon Rerksilathai said Egat proposes to hold a 40-per-cent stake in the venture, with the Ratch Group and Electricity ...

The Nation Reporter

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