Ministry of Energy (Thailand)

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Kingdom of Thailand
Ministry of Energy
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Ministry overview
Formed3 October 2002;17 years ago (3 October 2002)
Jurisdiction Government of Thailand
Headquarters Chatuchak, Bangkok
Annual budget2,319 million baht (FY2019)
Minister responsible
  • Sontirat Sontijirawong [1] , Minister of Energy
Ministry executive
  • Kulit Sombatsiri, Permanent Secretary

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. [2]



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). [3] [4]



Dependent departments

State enterprises

Public Organizations

Thailand Power Development Plan 2015-2036 (PDP2025)

Thailand's Power Development Plan (PDP). [5] 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: [5] :1-1

PDP2015 begins with the assumptions that: [5] :2-3

PDP2015 projects the following changes in Thailand electrical power generation fuel mix over the period 2014-2036: [5] :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. [5] :7-1

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  1. "Phiphat tops NACC wealth list". Bangkok Post. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. "BUDGET IN BRIEF FISCAL YEAR 2019 (Revised Edition)". Bureau of the Budget. p. 82. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  5. 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.