energy

  • Education

    Implementing Solar Energy projects in Thai School curriculums

    Get ready for a future where every Thai school isn’t just an educational institution, but also a super cool mini power plant, drinking up the sun’s energy for all their needs. This isn’t just a wild fantasy, folks, it’s a thrilling reality that’s within arm’s reach, thanks to the empowering potential of solar electricity generation. Thailand’s electricity industry is stepping…

  • Thailand News

    Energising event: Thailand hosts future energy Asia summit

    Thailand will host the Future Energy Asia Exhibition and Summit from May 15 to 17 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. The event highlights Thailand’s crucial role in fostering a sustainable regional energy transition and underlines its commitment to this cause. Currently, Thailand’s energy sector is undergoing a significant transformation. The government has laid down ambitious targets…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s headline CPI rises unexpectedly in April, ends slump.

    Commerce Ministry officials in Thailand announced today that the country’s headline consumer price index (CPI) experienced a year-on-year increase of 0.19% this April. This is a notable shift from the previous month’s 0.47% year-on-year decrease and considerably exceeds the 0.25% fall projected by a Reuters poll. Such a rise in inflation after a seven-month negative streak indicates a significant change in…

  • Business News

    Thai energy business reports 2.6% decline in Q1 fuel consumption

    The Department of Energy Business (DOEB) reported a 2.6% decline in fuel consumption in the first quarter of the year, amounting to 156.7 million litres per day. This decrease is attributed to the expiration of the capped price policy. The Director General of DOEB, Sarawut Kaewtathip, noted a rise in the daily average volume of jet fuel and liquefied petroleum…

  • Thailand News

    PEA advises on cost-effective air conditioners amid Thai heat

    In this sweltering heat, many turn to air conditioners for relief, yet the cost of electricity remains a concern. The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) of Thailand has provided guidance on how to use air conditioning efficiently without incurring high electricity bills. The PEA recommends selecting the right size of air conditioner, as measured in British Thermal Units (BTU), for the…

  • Automotive

    Electric car sales to surge by 2024 despite economic challenges

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts a robust growth in the sales of electric cars in 2024, despite economic challenges in certain markets. Key driving factors for this surge include affordability and the development of charging infrastructure. The IEA estimates that electric car sales will reach 17 million this year, a boost from 14 million the previous year. This indicates…

  • Business News

    Thailand urged to increase renewable power target beyond 50%

    A call for an increase in renewable power generation beyond the target of 50% outlined in the Power Development Plan (PDP) has been issued to the government. The PDP is due to be finalised in the second quarter of this year. This rise is essential since Thailand has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality, a balance between carbon dioxide emissions and…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s household electricity tariffs remain unchanged

    Energy Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga affirmed that electricity tariffs for households in Thailand will remain unchanged from May to August, maintaining the current rate of 4.18 baht per unit. Pirapan, also serving as a deputy prime minister, explained that this decision has been made possible due to the continuation of gas production in the Gulf of Thailand by PTT Exploration and…

  • Business News

    Thachang Green Energy projects major expansion by 2026 with new power plants

    Thachang Green Energy (TGE), an operator and developer of biomass power plants listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), projects a significant business expansion between 2025 and 2026. This growth is attributed to the additional power generation capacity from imminent power plant projects. While no capacity increment is planned for this year, TGE predicts a revenue surge of over…

  • Business News

    PTTEP boosts gas production at Erawan to avoid hefty fine

    PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) is stepping up gas production at the Erawan gas block in the Gulf of Thailand to avoid a hefty fine. The penalty would be due to a failure to supply the volume of gas stipulated in a contract signed with PTT Plc, Thailand’s sole gas dealer. The chief executive of PTTEP, Montri Rawanchaikul, expressed…

  • Business News

    EGCO finalises Compass Portfolio acquisition, boosting US power capacity

    Electricity Generating (EGCO), the power generation subsidiary of Thailand’s Electricity Generating Authority, has finalised the purchase of the Compass Portfolio in the US, a move that boosts the company’s overseas earnings from the energy sector. The acquisition bolsters EGCO’s total power generation capacity to 652 megawatts, a figure determined by its stake in the Compass Portfolio. Thepparat Theppitak, EGCO President,…

  • Thailand News

    Ministry of Energy: Exclusive discounts and extended assistance period for NGV prices

    The Ministry of Energy, led by Deputy Prime Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga, is rolling out an unprecedented lifeline for truck operators, public transport, and taxi drivers grappling with soaring natural gas prices for vehicles (NGV). Pirapan announced the formation of a dedicated working group aimed at tackling the escalating issue of surging NGV prices. The superhero in this saga, PTT Public…

  • Thailand News

    Diesel drama: Choice of petrol diminished

    In a game-changing move, the Energy Business Department is racing towards Cabinet approval to discontinue the sale of B10 diesel oil, leaving only B7 and B20 options at the pumps. Department Director-General Nanthika Thangsupanich explains this electrifying decision, spurred by the Energy Policy Committee’s bid to streamline diesel oil offerings and clear the fog of confusion for the masses. As…

  • Business News

    EGCO acquires 30% stake in Indonesia’s PT Chandra Daya Investasi

    Electricity Generating (EGCO), the power generation subsidiary of the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, announced the acquisition of a 30% stake in PT Chandra Daya Investasi, an Indonesia-based company. The deal, valued at US$194 million, was orchestrated via EGCO’s fully-owned subsidiary, Phoenix Power BV, and is expected to be finalised by year-end. PT Chandra Daya Investasi (CDI) is a…

  • Thailand News

    NEPC plans to cap power tariff for Thai households at current rate

    The National Energy Policy Council (NEPC), in its recent meeting, moved to limit the power tariff for households consuming not more than 300 units a month at the existing rate of 3.99 baht per unit, an insider familiar with the meeting discussions revealed. In the NEPC meeting, led by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, two main points were reviewed, both related…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Prime Minister to review proposed energy tariff increase

    Srettha Thavisin, the Thai Prime Minister, is set to convene a meeting with the relevant bodies following the revelation that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) intends to surge the energy tariff from 3.99 baht per unit to 4.68 baht per unit from January to April next year. This proposed increase has stirred renewed demands for a revamp of the nation’s…

  • Business News

    Star Petroleum predicts global oil price drop despite high energy demand

    Star Petroleum Refining Plc predicts a decrease in global oil prices for the remainder of the year despite robust energy demand. The reduction in prices is anticipated due to a potential surplus among key oil producers, according to Sakchai Thamsuruk, the manager for supply and planning at the petroleum company. The global oil industry is closely observing Saudi Arabia and…

  • Pattaya News

    Thailand to cut retail gas price following energy conservation fund resolution

    A significant resolution was announced by the director-general of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Prasert Sinsukprasert, on November 2. The pronouncement concerned a resolution on the Fund of Energy Conservation, which is set to bring about a substantial reduction in the retail gas price of Gasohol 91 by 2.50 baht per litre. This change is slated to take effect from…

  • Business News

    Gulf Energy eyes 50% revenue surge with power plant operations boost

    Gulf Energy Development, a Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)-listed firm, is looking forward to a 50% revenue surge, breaking past the 100 billion baht (US$3.03 billion) mark this year. This significant increase is due to the addition of electricity generation capacity and the full operation of its power plants. In the previous year, the company’s earnings stood at 95 billion…

  • Business News

    Thai businesses on track to navigate energy price cuts: TDRI concerns loom

    Thai businesses are assessing the implications of the government’s recent energy price cuts, amidst concerns from the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) about the potential adverse long-term effects of the policy. The Srettha Thavisin-led government has decided to slash the power tariff from 4.45 baht per kilowatt-hour to 3.99 baht between September and December and cap the retail price of…

  • Business News

    Sakol Energy revises 2023 revenue forecast due to RDF delays

    Sakol Energy (SKE), a firm involved in the trade of compressed natural gas and the operation of biomass power plants, adjusted its revenue expectations for 2023 owing to a delay in commencing operations at a new refuse-derived fuel (RDF) production facility. The publicly traded company had earlier predicted a revenue leap to nearly 1 billion baht in 2023, a significant…

  • Business News

    Thai govt’s shocking move: Sparks fly as power tariff gets a jolt down

    The Thai government, under the leadership of Srettha Thavisin, has swiftly approved a plan to lower the power tariff, with the goal of reducing electricity bills for the public. The tariff rate has been revised from 4.45 baht to 3.99 baht per kilowatt-hour, applicable from September to December this year. However, for a long-term solution to high electricity costs, a…

  • Business News

    Banpu’s rare earth pivot for cleaner energy

    Banpu, a Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)-listed company, is planning a strategic shift towards the mining of rare earth, a move anticipated to replace its coal mining operations as the firm prioritises the creation of a cleaner, smarter energy. The company’s interest is especially piqued by the elements required to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs). Banpu is in…

  • Central Thailand News

    Activist urges opposition to 20MW nuclear reactor on Nakhon Nayok riverbank

    Srisuwan Janya, a renowned political activist, called upon the inhabitants of Nakhon Nayok to vehemently oppose the construction of a 20-megawatt nuclear reactor strategically positioned on the Nakhon Nayok River bank. This call to action comes ahead of the project’s third public hearing, slated for today. Tracing back to the project’s inception in 1990, Srisuwan narrated how the government initially…

  • Business News

    Power play: FTI cheers new government’s energy cost pledge

    The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) expressed its satisfaction with the newly elected government’s commitment to lowering energy costs and retail diesel prices. Newly inaugurated Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has prioritised energy price reductions as an early objective of his administration. An immediate cut in energy prices has been promised by the 61 year old Srettha and his Cabinet upon…

  • Business News

    PTTEP issues alert over potential Thai gas production and supply disruption

    PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) voiced its concern to the energy authorities regarding potential barriers that may impede the continued production of gas in the Gulf of Thailand. The current license to operate in the Pailin gas block is set to end in 2028. The reoccurrence of a disruptive incident similar to the one at the Erawan gas block…

  • Business News

    Arun Plus aims for profitability with Thailand’s growing EV demand

    National oil and gas conglomerate, PTT Plc, is forecasting that its subsidiary company, Arun Plus Co, is likely to attain profitability in the next three to five years, fostered by higher demand from Thai drivers for electric vehicles (EVs). Arun Plus was founded three years prior when PTT ventured into the EV sector as part of its futuristic energy plan.…

  • Business News

    Thai entrepreneurs urge government to prioritise reducing energy costs

    A recent survey by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has shown that the majority of entrepreneurs are urging the new government to fulfil its promise to lower electricity costs, as outlined in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Move Forward Party and seven other political parties. Of the 252 executives across 45 industries surveyed, 75.8% voted for…