Alternative Energy Development Plan
Ministry of Energy has developed the Thailand Integrated Energy Blueprint (TIEB) with focus on (1) Energy security, to supply energy in response to the energy demand which consistent with the rate of economic growth, the rate of population growth and the growth of urban areas, and diversified energy to the appropriate resources. (2) Economy, Taking into account the energy costs are reasonable and not an obstacle to economic and social development of the country in the long term. Reforms in fuel prices structure in line with costs and the tax burden reasonable to level up national energy utilization performance with the promotion of energy efficiency. (3) Ecology, increased domestic renewable energy production and production energy with high performance technologies to reduce the impact on environment and community.
In the TIEB, Ministry of Energy has reviewed five energy master plans during the year 2015-2036 in consistent with the national economic and social development plan. The five master plans are: The Power Development Plan, The Energy Efficiency Development Plan, The Alternative Energy development Plan, The Oil Development Plan and The Gas Development Plan. The Alternative Energy Development Plan: AEDP2015 was developed and focused on promoting energy production within the full potential of domestic renewable energy resources. Develop appropriate renewable energy production with considered to the appropriate and benefit in social and environmental dimensions of the community.
The AEDP’s public hearing was held in August – September 2014 in the seminar of “Thailand Energy direction” to receive comment of stake Holder from the whole country and the focus group seminar was also held in August 2015 to collect comments from renewable energy experts.