Policy may well energize alternative power

Published onApril 11, 2018

A group of renewable energy producers in Thailand has reason to panic following Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan’s announcement last week that the government will not buy more renewable power over the next five years.┬áThis policy will affect potential renewable energy developers. In Thailand, renewable power businesses are classified as either “small” or “very small” producers due to the size of their generated capacity — between 10MW and 90MW each for the former or less than 10MW for the latter.

…the government says it will still buy electricity from renewable power producers as long as the selling price is no higher than 2.4 baht per kilowatt-hour….Mr Siri’s announcement has sparked debate and triggered concerns over the future of renewable energy development. Some have accused the minister of trying to curb growth of the renewable energy sector. But his policy in fact could open more room for improvement in the sector…

Source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1440954/policy-may-well-energise-alternative-power