Thailand Energy

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In 2013, Thailand went from a country increasingly wary of coal to one actively pursing it for power generation. Late in the year, the Energy Policy and Planning Office said that it would be updating its Power Development Plan (PDP), and that coal would play a larger role in the country's energy future than was outlined in the previous version...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Thailand 2014

For many years Thailand has focused on increasing energy generation so that it could power its industrial growth and meet the energy needs of an increasingly prosperous society. Achieving this objective was a requirement in terms of sustaining economic growth and, so far, the country’s energy production has succeeded at keeping pace. Thailand has one of the highest electrification rates in South-...

Despite the political and social challenges that marked late 2013, Thailand’s economy has remained stable and is poised for further growth in the coming years. However, concerted action by the public and private sectors will be needed for the country to avoid the middle-income trap of stagnating productivity and to maintain its stance as a top Asian economy.

A return to economic growth in Thailand is expected to drive greater demand for electricity, hastening efforts to look for alternative sources of energy, although continued political uncertainty could slow public investments in power plants and transmission lines.
Energy consumption in Thailand is set to jump by 75% over the coming two decades as the economy expands and a more affluent society takes to the roads in increasing numbers, according to a new report. However, this new growth and mobility will come at a cost, with dependence on oil imports set to rise and increasing susceptibility to external price shocks.

With no new exploration concession issued since the 20th petroleum concession round ended in 2008, exploration and production firms are primed for new opportunities. The last round of bidding, which took place from May 2007-May 2008, offered up 65 exploration blocks (56 onshore and nine offshore). The government received 74 applications for 52 of...

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