The Thai-German Climate Programme (TGCP) started in January 2018 with the aim to improve Thailand’s national framework conditions for the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
There are five components under this programme in which energy is one of them. The energy component (TGCP-Energy) is implemented by Policy and Strategy Coordination Office (PSO) under the Ministry of Energy and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
TGCP-Energy supports the programme’s objective with the focus on Thailand’s energy sector. Therefore, the project supports implementation of four energy plans listed under the NDC. They are: Alternative Energy Development Plan 2015 – 2036 (AEDP 2015), Power Development Plan 2015 – 2036 (PDP 2015), Energy Efficiency Plan 2015 – 2036 (EEP 2015), and Thailand Smart Grid Roadmap 2015 – 2036.
The implementation of TGCP-Energy is supported by two key partners: Chiang Mai University (CMU) serves as a national scientific partner while Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Germany) is an international scientific partner. Expertise from both institutes will equip the project with innovative tools & methodologies to build up capacity of energy policy planning process in both national and subnational level.
Main activities under TGCP-Energy are:
Conduct study and develop policy recommendation papers on renewable energy-related topics which MoEn is focusing on (e.g. energy storage systems etc.)
Design and develop innovative tools to assist integrated energy planning process. The tools are: provincial energy database, energy system modeling tool, and integrated energy planning platform.
Build up capacity of MoEN’s staff on renewable energy, emerging energy technologies, energy & environment & climate change, effective energy planning process.
Develop provincial energy scenarios for Thai pilot provinces to assist in their planning process.
Support the implementation of project / activities under the provincial energy action plan in the pilot provinces.
Build up capacity of Thai academic sector on development of energy scenarios.
EUR 3.07 million (for Energy Component)
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI)
Policy & Strategy Management Office (PSO), the Ministry of Energy