Ministry of Energy (Thailand)

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Kingdom of Thailand
Ministry of Energy
Ministry overview
Formed3 October 2002;16 years ago (3 October 2002)
Jurisdiction Government of Thailand
Headquarters Chatuchak, Bangkok
Annual budget2,319 million baht (FY2019)
Minister responsible
  • Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy

The Ministry of Energy of the Kingdom of Thailand (Abrv: MoE; Thai : กระทรวงพลังงาน, RTGS: Krasuang Phalangngan) is a cabinet ministry in the Government of Thailand. Its budget for fiscal year 2019 (1 October 2018–30 September 2019) is 2,319 million baht. [1]

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Thai language language spoken in Thailand

Thai, Central Thai, is the sole official and national language of Thailand and the first language of the Central Thai people and vast majority of Thai Chinese. It is a member of the Tai group of the Kra–Dai language family. Over half of Thai vocabulary is derived from or borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon and Old Khmer. It is a tonal and analytic language, similar to Chinese and Vietnamese.

The Royal Thai General System of Transcription (RTGS) is the official system for rendering Thai words in the Latin alphabet. It was published by the Royal Institute of Thailand.



Disparate energy departments were consolidated by the government with the establishment of the National Energy Policy Committee in 1992 (B.E.2535) under the National Energy Policy Council Act (1992). It is responsible for managing the energy sector in Thailand, including granting energy operating licenses and issuing energy pricing regulations. Thaksin Shinawatra, then prime minister in 2002, established the Bureau of Energy on 2 November 2001, B.E.2544, which was later upgraded to the Ministry of Energy in 2002 pursuant to the Restructuring of Government Organization Act (2002). [2] [3]

Thaksin Shinawatra Thai politician

Thaksin Shinawatra is a Thai businessman, politician and visiting professor. He served in the Thai Police from 1973 to 1987, and was the Prime Minister of Thailand from 2001 to 2006. After being ousted from power, he was found guilty of corruption in 2008 and is now living in self-exile.



Dependent departments

State enterprises

Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT; is a state enterprise, managed by the Ministry of Energy, responsible for electric power generation and transmission as well as bulk electric energy sales in Thailand. EGAT, established on 1 May 1969, is the largest power producer in Thailand, owning and operating power plants at 45 sites across the country with a total installed capacity of 15,548 MW.

PTT Public Company Limited other organization in Bangkok, Thailand

PTT Public Company Limited or simply PTT is a Thai state-owned SET-listed oil and gas company. Formerly known as the Petroleum Authority of Thailand, it owns extensive submarine gas pipelines in the Gulf of Thailand, a network of LPG terminals throughout the kingdom, and is involved in electricity generation, petrochemical products, oil and gas exploration and production, and gasoline retailing businesses.

Thailand Power Development Plan 2015-2036 (PDP2025)

Thailand's Power Development Plan (PDP). [4] is the nation's roadmap for electric power generation, distribution, and consumption. The plan, prepared by the Ministry of Energy (MOE) and EGAT, is issued iteratively. The previous edition, PDP2010 Revision 3, covered the years 2012-2030.

Along with the PDP, the MOE produces several subsidiary plans that roll up into the PDP: [4] :1-1

PDP2015 begins with the assumptions that: [4] :2-3

PDP2015 projects the following changes in Thailand electrical power generation fuel mix over the period 2014-2036: [4] :2-1

PDP2015 projects that Thailand's CO2 emissions from power generation will rise from 86,998,000 tons in 2015 to 104,075,000 tons in 2036. [4] :7-1

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  1. "BUDGET IN BRIEF FISCAL YEAR 2019 (Revised Edition)". Bureau of the Budget. p. 82. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 Thailand Power Development Plan 2015-2036 (PDP2015) (PDF). Bangkok: Ministry of Energy (MOE), Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO). 2015-06-30. Retrieved 30 September 2016.