Power

  • Thailand News

    Thailand power companies to spark 112,400 megawatts in 13 years

    Thailand’s electricity supply is projected to reach 112,400 megawatts in the next 13 years, with power companies anticipated to play a larger role in power generation, according to the new power development plan (PDP). The country’s power supply was 53,868MW last year, with nearly 80% sourced from fossil fuels and the rest from renewable energy. According to an anonymous source…

  • Thailand News

    Thai PM denies plans to limit Bank of Thailand governor’s powers

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin dismissed any intention of modifying the law to restrict the authority of the Bank of Thailand’s (BoT) governor amidst a disagreement over the central bank’s interest rate policy. Responding to queries about potential amendments to the Bank of Thailand Act to limit the governor’s powers, the 62 year old Thai prime minister assured that such…

  • Thailand News

    Thai firms jointly build waste-to-energy power facilities

    A strategic alliance has been formed between local power and waste management firms to jointly finance and construct 12 waste-to-energy power facilities and three refuse-derived fuel production plants. This initiative is aimed at bolstering the country’s bio, circular, and green economic strategies. Supawat Khunvoravinij, who is currently serving as the acting managing director of Earth Tech Environment, a waste recycling…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Thailand News

    Thai energy regulatory commission sets firm power tariff cap

    The Thai Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) established a firm power tariff cap of 4.18 baht (US$ 0.12) per unit from January to April this year. This move comes despite the ongoing increase in gas prices. The rate for consumers using minimal power is fixed at 3.99 baht, as stated by the government. Rudklao Intawong Suwankiri, the Deputy Government Spokesperson, revealed…

  • Phuket News

    Scheduled power cut in Layan Soi 1, Phuket for essential maintenance work

    An announced power cut is set to disrupt numerous residences, condominiums, and villa estates along Layan Soi 1, Moo 6, Cherng Talay, Phuket. The Provincial Electricity Authority’s Thalang branch (PEA Thalang) has planned this interruption for tomorrow, The blackout, scheduled from 9am to 4.30pm, is required to facilitate maintenance work on the high-voltage electrical system in the said area. The…

  • Thailand News

    Essential ascent: Despite fiscal twists, analysts predict vital goods to drive economic lift-off

    Despite the financial rollercoaster, essential goods are set to expand. Analysts declare that essential goods will help boost the economy. The Thai Chamber of Commerce’s recent survey predicts a 1.5% dip in purchasing power, attributed to escalating interest rates, inflation, and the lingering pandemic hangover. Undeterred, consumers are rallying around staples like food, beverages, personal care products, household items, and…

  • Business News

    Gulf Energy and China Datang collaborate on Thai-Laos hydroelectric project

    Gulf Energy Development Plc has teamed up with China Datang Overseas Investment Co (CDTO), a subsidiary of a mainland energy firm, to ink a tariff memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EEGAT) for the Pak Beng hydroelectric power project. The announcement was made in a statement to the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The Pak Beng…

  • Business News

    Ratch Group earmarks 35 billion baht for business expansion

    Thailand’s leading private power producer, Ratch Group Plc, remains steadfast in its decision to allocate a capital expenditure of 35 billion baht for the expansion of its operations in both the power and non-power sectors this year. Chief Executive Choosri Kietkajornkul said that out of this capital allocation, 29 billion baht is for investments in power generation. She further revealed…

  • Business News

    Fuelling the future: Thailand’s gas giant gears up production to avert power crisis

    Efforts to prevent a second power crisis in Thailand are underway as the nation’s primary gas producer, PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) Public Company Limited, looks to increase its output substantially. With plans to double gas production in the Erawan field, Thailand’s largest, Montri Rawanchaikul, the Chief Executive Officer, confirmed plans to scale up production to as high as 800…

  • Hot News

    California earthquake leaves tens of thousands without electricity, 2 deaths

    A California earthquake with a 6.4 magnitude has left tens of thousands without electricity and has reportedly taken two lives. The earthquake occurred before dawn on Tuesday, damaging roads, water systems and homes. At least 11 were reported injured as well as two deaths from “medical emergencies.” The quake struck at 2:30am PST and was followed by around 80 aftershocks.…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Violence in soap operas and SPM Shopping Mall scam update | February 10

    The governor of the eastern province of Rayong has given the go-ahead for bars and other entertainment venues to re-open after they were closed at the start of January to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The province has now gone 9 days without any new Covid-19 infections. On February 1 Rayong’s Covid zone status was changed from red to orange.…

  • World News

    At least 35 dead, 100s injured, 50+ missing in Vietnam typhoon Molave

    ‘Molave’ has been the most powerful typhoon to hit Vietnam in 20 years. As it peters out into a harmless low pressure front making its way westwards in Thailand. Officials say the death toll across Vietnam may rise as some regions have been unable to report details of damage and casualties. This morning the remnants of Molave are sitting directly…

  • Pattaya News

    Electric company worker severely shocked, injured in 5 metre fall

    An electrical company worker has suffered critical injuries after an electric shock caused him to fall 5 metres to the ground in Chon Buri’s Si Racha district this morning. 36 year old Adisak Bunsong, an employee of the Bueng Provincial Electricity Authority, was installing and changing electrical wires 5 metres above the ground on Road 331, near Village number 6,…

  • Covid-19 News

    Electricity discount has been switched off

    Yesterday the Ministry of Energy announced that the national electricity discount from March to May, which differed based on the amount of electricity used and size and type of the venue, has ended and will not be renewed. But, at best, the discount was merely a perfunctory political gesture, not a useful saving for most Thai residences. The discount was…

  • Covid-19 News

    Minister: Don’t worry about energy supply while working from home

    Energy Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong reassured the public on Saturday that even though many are now working from home to promote social distancing and stem the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, his ministry will ensure an adequate electricity supply. “I have ordered all related agencies, especially the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, to monitor power usage closely and evaluate the situation…

  • Covid-19 News

    Power to the people – Energy Ministry promises adequate supply of electricity

    Thailand’s Energy Ministry says that there will be adequate electricity supply to fuel the demands of people staying and working from home. Millions are cooped up in their homes, raising the domestic electricity supply usage. But many businesses have closed up, easing up some of the demands on total supply. Energy Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong says there should be enough power…

  • World News

    Thailand plans to become electricity-hub for region

    “Thailand’s push for regional energy trading could be a step to increasing security of supply and system resiliency, particularly as falling costs and higher government targets increase the volume of variable renewable energy generation in the ASEAN region.” – Caroline Chua, Bloomberg Finance analyst covering Southeast Asian power markets. Thailand aims to be the power-trading hub as it jump-starts plans to create…

  • Northern Thailand News

    After 60 years, electricity arrives in Ubon Ratchatani villages

    PHOTO: Thai Residents Let there be light! After waiting 6 decades. More than 200 families in two villages in Ubon Ratchatani in north-eastern Thailand are celebrating the arrival of electricity in their homes. Residents in Si Muangmai district can now enjoy the delights of television and laptop computers for the first time in 60 years. Located along a 17 kilometre…

  • Phuket News

    Power off in Kamala, Phuket this Friday. Check if you’re affected.

    Electricity will be out around large chunks of Kamala this Friday (August 9). The power outage will be from 9am-5pm, according to the Phuket Electrical Authority. Most of the town’s main businesses, restaurants and bars will be without power, unless they’re at the northern end of the town. Phuket Fantasea will not be affected. Areas affected include from the Khao Loob…

  • Technology News

    Miracle magic Thai power generator rubbished by academic

    PHOTO: 75 year old Cheun Fanmeik, making power out of cranking a handle – INN News A retired electrical engineer and professor at the Lat Krabang Institute of Technology is slamming the invention of a ‘power generator’ by a Thai pensioner as nonsense. 75 year old Cheun Fanmeik, who used to work at the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, claims he could…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok officials promise to move the communication cabling underground, again

    The BMA (Bangkok Metropolitan Authority) says it will again attempt to clear the ubiquitous tangled mess of cables that hang over BKK streets. But this time they are saying they are going to put the communication cabling underground only, not the power supply. Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang says the administration is working with the national broadcasting regulator (NBTC) to move…

  • Phuket News

    Power outage to hit parts of Karon

    The Phuket Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) says they’re going to have scheduled blackouts in Karon on October 16. Residents of Karon are being advised that there is a scheduled power outages on the day from 7am to 5pm as the PEA continues its work on high power voltage systems in the area. Areas to be effected are area in front…