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 Provincial Electricity Authority [PEA] and the Thai Energy Reform Network to design a model project for the pilot phase 60 days from now,” he said. “The target is to buy solar energy generated by the public at 50 megawatts per year for the next five years with the aim to increase community income and promote clean energy use.”

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