The energy and transportation sectors contribute 74% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Thailand, making it the largest sector influencing climate change. Thailand has therefore defined the energy sector as a potential sector in GHG mitigation, and under the Thai Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) 2020 – 2030, the energy and transportation sector should reduce GHG emissions by 20% from business as usual by 2030. The national policy is thus dealing with GHG mitigation and reduce energy consumption as well as increase energy efficiency, while various types of renewable energy will be planned and implemented.
The Provincial Energy Office (PEnO) is a regional unit of the Ministry of Energy (MoEN) and operates at the provincial level. There are PEnOs in 76 provinces of Thailand. PEnOs are responsible for the development of the provincial energy plan in their respective province and also promote and develop clean energy projects together with other sectors in their province. The PEnO is therefore a key player that can potentially contribute considerably to GHG mitigation at the provincial level. TGCP-Energy is working on building and developing the capacity of PEnOs in 34 pilot provinces, and supporting them on the technical aspects from planning to realisation of clean projects.
To support Ministry of Energy on policy development, provincial energy planning, and provincial energy project developmentto reduce greenhouse gas emission including monitoring and evaluation according to country’s NDC 2020-2030.
Conduct studies and develop policy recommendation papers on GHG mitigation-related topics
Design and develop digital tools to assist the energy planning process
Strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Energy’s personnel in renewable energy, emerging energy technologies, climate change and effective energy planning process.
Develop provincial energy scenarios for pilot provinces to support their planning process in long term.
Support the implementation of project / activities under the provincial energy action plan in the pilot provinces.
Transfer knowledge and build up capacity of local institutions in the development of provincial energy scenarios.
RESULTS SO FAR
Policy recommendation paper and studies:
MRV framework for energy efficiency measures in NDC action plan for energy sector
MRV system development for small energy projects (renewable & energy efficiency) in Thailand
Provincial energy data management roadmap for the Open Government Data of Thailand
Study and policy recommendation development: effective implementation of renewable forecast system based on international experiences
Policy recommendation paper on electrification of Thai Islands
Recommendation on monitoring & evaluation (M&E) framework on renewable energy fuel consumption for baseload renewable energy power plant (e.g., biomass, biogas, municipal solid wastes)
Energy audit & Energy Management guideline and recommended renewable / energy efficiency measures for hotels & resorts in Thailand
Digital planning tools:
Provincial Energy System Modelling Tool (PEMT)
Integrated Provincial Energy Planning Platform (IPEPP)
Capacity building for the Ministry of Energy’s personnelon the following topics
Renewable energy and emerging energy technologies,
Energy, environment, and climate change
Effective energy planning process with digital tools
Development of the provincial energy scenarios to support their planning process in long term
Workshop on clean energy development
Workshop on smart energy for smart city
Training on basic solar PV rooftop system calculation and design for commercial and industrial buildings
Training on basic solar PV rooftop system calculation and design for governmental buildings
Training on energy and agriculture
Technical support on clean energy project development and implementation for pilot provinces:
Study trip and community knowledge & experience exchange on corn biomass pellet production between Mae Cheam agriculture cooperative (Chiang Mai province) and Na Noi agriculture cooperative (Nan province)
Study on corn biomass pallet production and supply chain for Na Noi agriculture cooperative
Seminar & workshop on smart energy for smart city for Nakhon Phanom province
Community training on renewable energy technology and solar water pumping for agriculture (Nan and Rayong)
Energy audit and recommended measures for Nakhon Phanom Green Hotel project
Energy audit and recommended measures for leisure-type hotels and resorts in Krabi, Phuket, and Phang Nga
Feasibility study and preliminary design for solar water pumping for Prachin buri
Feasibility study and preliminary design for floating solar farm for Phuket
Feasibility study and financial model development, and project development of Solar home system for Bulon Don island, Satun (with other partners)
Site survey and electricity load profile calculation of Lon island
Smart Energy seminar in Khon Kaen
Energy project catalogue for smart energy planning
Digital planning tools (PEMT & IPEPP)
Summary for Training of PEnOs
IPEPP tutorial video
PEMT tutorial video
E-learning on energy system, energy balance, and energy scenario development
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)
Strategy and planning division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy