EPPO reveals the timetable for the National Energy Plan, focusing on 5 main plans to be completed in October. and is expected to be deployed in early 2023
Reveal the power plan schedule. – Mr. Weerapat Kiatfuengfoo A special address was given by the Deputy Director of the Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO). “Allocation of the new national energy policy plan and the path towards carbon neutrality in Thailand in all 4 areas: electricity, natural gas, oil, renewable energy and energy conservation” at the event “SETA 2022, Solar + Storage Asia 2022, Enlit Asia 2022 ” Currently, the Ministry of Energy is in the process of discussing the preparation of the National Energy Plan. including all 5 child plans
Includes 1. National Electricity Development Plan (PDP) 2022 2. Gas Plan (Gas Plan) 3. Renewable and Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP) 4. Energy Efficiency Plan (EEP) and 5. Fuel Management Plan (Oil Plan), who initially expected that all 5 plans would be completed by October. 2022 and there will be a public hearing for stakeholders. Before the plan is presented to the meeting of the Energy Policy Management Committee (MPG) and the National Energy Policy Council (NEPC) to approve the plan by the end of this year. and can be used from the beginning of 2023
The preparation of such a plan is more complex than the previous CDP. Because at the moment, new structures and forms of electric power must be established in the plan to be able to respond to changing trends. In this plan, the source of electricity will no longer be a large factory. But it will come from a small electricity source. more spread out Because in the future, people will be able to buy and sell electricity themselves. The requirements for preparing this energy plan must consider two important issues:
1. Stability Nowadays, with the advent of electric vehicles (EV) and the rise of renewable energy, a clear plan is needed. Because people will have a change in the use of electricity. both charging electricity during the night or the choice of electricity that can be produced by itself and 2. the price of energy, taking into account the amount of clean energy produced which could affect the retail price in the near future During the period of the 20-year energy plan, the ministry has tried to draw up a plan to reflect the actual price and have the least impact. Including considering carbon dioxide emissions to become Net Zero as well.
Mr. Watcharin Boonrit, Director of the Strategy and Planning Division of the Alternative Energy and Efficiency Development Department (DEDE) said that the overview of the country’s energy consumption is the two most used parts. The industrial sector and the transport sector, and then the business sector. and the housing sector It may not be enough to decide on the Energy Efficiency Plan (EEP) in the National Energy Plan in the proportion of 30% as in the past. The new scheme may need to be increased to 30-40%, including an increase in the proportion of renewable energy to 50% and a 40% increase in energy efficiency, including a scheme to support the use of additional electric vehicles (EV) . also
“Regulation must be shared according to law. It will set the standard for energy management in buildings and factories. In the future, if anyone is going to build a new building, they need to be able to save energy too. Including the need to have measures to support and promote standard setting and financial support through various funds based on the BCG model,” said Mr Watcharin.