Thailand's Energy Policy and Development Plan
under the Administration of Prime Minister General Surayud Chulanont


The following national energy policy and development plan have been approved by the National Energy Policy Council (NEPC) and the Cabinet on 6 November 2006 and 21 November 2006 respectively. The gist can be summarized as follows:

Short Term: The implementation can immediately commence during the present government office.

1. Restructure and Improve the Energy Industry Management so as to optimize the efficiency of the national energy management.

2. Procure Energy so as to ensure sufficiency and security of energy supply.

3. Promote Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency

4. Promote Alternative Energy Suitable for Thailand in order to diversify fuel types and reduce dependency on energy import.

5. Establish the Energy Price Structure so that energy pricing would be transparent, fair and would reflect the actual costs.

6. Establish Measures Pertaining to Clean Energy to reduce the environmental impact resulting from various forms of energy industry operation.

7. Promote the Private Sector and General Public Participation in Policy-Making to create understanding and cooperation in energy development of the country.

Long Term: Commence the study and research to formulate energy management that is sustainable and complies with the philosophical principle of Sufficiency Economy. Implementation in the following aspects will be carried out:

8. Energy Supply

9. Sustainable Energy Development

10. Energy Efficiency

11. Promotion of Competition in the Energy Business