Energy for All scheme to open at end of the month

Published onJune 11, 2020

Community-owned power projects from renewable sources, known as Energy for All, will open for interested parties for co-investment by the end of this month after a months-long delay. The scheme was not launched late last year as originally scheduled because of a lengthy preparation process. The coronavirus pandemic caused further delays. But once the first phase of Energy for All is approved by the cabinet, which is expected to consider it tomorrow, private investors can apply to join the scheme. Investors can obtain letters of application from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), which will grant them licences, said Energy Minister Sontirat Sonthijirawon. Energy for All aims to promote power plants powered by biomass, refuse-derived fuels and solar panels under a joint investment between community enterprises and investors.