Thailand Launches Net Metering Scheme for Residential PV

June 2019

In May 2019 Thai metropolitan and provincial electricity authorities commenced a net metering scheme for residential PV installations with a generation capacity of up to 10 kW. The Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission will be in charge of evaluating applications, and it will buy surplus power produced by rooftop systems.

The new metering tariff, which is substantially lower than the current one, will be set for 10 years, as part of the recently updated power development plan, which aims at having 35% of total power supplied by renewable sources by 2037. At the moment, clean Energy accounts for just 10% of the supply.

The target for solar Energy by 2036 is set at 6 GW, 50% of which was achieved in 2017. Thailand’s current solar capacity of 3.3 GW accounts for  more than 60% of the total installed capacity in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).Recent reports speculate that the target could be raised to 17 GW. 

Authorities are aiming to raise the share of renewable Energy to 30% in the domestic power mix by 2037 through the country’s Power Development Plan 2018-2037. 

(Source: PV Magazine)


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