Thai Government Agencies on Energy Efficiency
Policy measure

The following governmental agencies on energy efficiency have been established within the Royal Thai Government’s Ministry of Energy (APERC, 2010):

  • “Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) was established in 1992 under the Office of the Prime Minister) and has 7 senior persons that work on EE issues. EPPO (policy maker) recommends economy-wide energy conservation policies, management and development plans; establishes energy conservation measures and the framework of energy conservation promotion budget allocation; and coordinates, follows up on and evaluates the implementation outcome of the policies, management and development plans.

  • The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) was established in 1953 and has approximately 136 persons (responsible for EE). DEDE (regulator/implementer) promotes, supports and monitors energy conservation activities; undertakes research and development for energy efficiency improvement; establishes regulations and standards and disseminates technologies related to production, processing, transportation and energy use efficiency; and follows up on and evaluates the implementation of energy efficiency improvement. The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) plays the major role in monitoring and reporting tasks for the industrial sector.

  • Energy Conservation Center of Thailand (ECCT) was established in 1985 from a cabinet resolution as an agency to promote energy conservation activities in the econ-omy; it provides technical expertise and services in energy conservation by closely working with DEDE.

  • Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) owns and operates various types of power generating plants located at 38 sites together with transmission and main distribution systems economy-wide. It has a unit called the DSM Office to promote energy conservation, especially in electrical appliances through standard and labeling schemes. EGAT is also a significant player in encouraging energy efficiency in major industries via ESCO programs.

  • PTT Public Company Limited (PTT) is an integrated energy and petrochemical company, conducting its business as the economy’s energy company and being listed on the Thai stock market. PTT also put an emphasis on energy conservation and alternative fuels by conducting research and development together with supporting energy efficiency and alternative energy policies from the government.”

Due to the lack of information on the implementation period, the most recent year has been applied.

Implementation
No identified implementation measures.
Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes
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References

APERC (Asian Pacific Energy Research Center), 2010. Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies – Thailand. Tokyo. Available at: www.ieej.or.jp/aperc/CEEP/Thailand.pdf.