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Thailand Renewables Report

Published 26 November 2014

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Thailand Renewables Report

BMI View : We are maintaining our short and long-term forecasts for non-hydropower renewables generation and capacity in Thailand this quarter as our assumptions remain relevant. Growth in 2015 will be driven largely by the solar sector as conditions for commercial and residential solar energy remain attractive. Meanwhile, our sanguine long-term outlook can be attributed to the unsustainable nature of the country's current energy mix and the increasingly attractive regulatory conditions for renewable.

We are maintaining our 2015 forecasts for non-hydropower renewables generation and capacity in Thailand this quarter as our assumptions remain relevant. Growth in 2015 will be driven largely by the solar sector, with the wind and biomass sectors playing second fiddle. We are also maintaining our long-term forecasts this quarter, and are forecasting non-hydropower renewables generation to grow by an average of 10.2% per annum between 2015 and 2023. Our sanguine long-term outlook can be attributed to the unsustainable nature of the country's current energy mix and the increasingly attractive regulatory conditions for renewables. Developments within Thailand's Renewables industry include:n July 16 2013, the government introduced a new feed-in tariff (FiT) programme for rooftop and village-based solar energy projects completed before 2015. Under the new system, up to 1,000MW of projects would qualify for 25-year power purchase agreements, with tariffs as high as THB9.75/kWh.

  • The incentives and privileges for solar and waste-to-energy projects are likely to be improved in the near-term, based on statements by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency.

  • Thai solar developer Solar Power Company has completed 12 solar plants with capacities of 7.5MW each this year, bringing its total solar capacity in Thailand to 287MW.

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Thailand Renewables Forecast Scenario
Table: Thailand's Total Electricity Generation, Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017
Table: Thailand's Total Electricity Generation, Long-Term Forecasts, 2018-2023
Table: Thailand's Electricity Generating Capacity, Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017
Table: Thailand's Electricity Generating Capacity, Long-Term Forecasts, 2018-2023
Table: Feed-In Tariffs And Adder Programme For Solar Energy
Table: New Renewable Energy Targets - 2013
Thailand Renewables Projects Database
Table: Thailand Major Projects - Renewables
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Sustainable Energy Policy And Infrastructure
Targets (Renewables And Emissions)
Table: Renewable Feed-In Tariffs In Thailand, 2010
Table: Residential Solar Feed-In Tariffs In Thailand, 2013
Competitive Landscape
Electricity Generating Authority Of Thailand (EGAT)
Glow Energy
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Ltd (RATCH)
Wind Energy Holdings (WEH)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Methodology And Sources
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
Table: Renewables Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
Table: Weighting Indicators

The Thailand Renewables Report researched at source contains Business Monitor International (BMI)'s assessment of the current renewables market in Thailand. The report also contains historical data together with forecasts to end-2018 covering electricity generation (TWh) and electricity capacity (MW).

The renewables sectors covered in the report include Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Tidal and Wave, and Biomass (See Table of Contents for exact coverage). The report also features details on government green energy agendas and funding opportunities, as well as presenting a detailed list of key renewables projects currently being planned or undertaken in Thailand, their capacity, the timeframe of construction and their current status.

The report discusses the various energy policies currently in force, including targets, subsidies and the relevant infrastructure developments or limitations which might impact on renewables growth, analysing the potential effects of regulatory changes in conjunction with the background macroeconomic outlook. Finally, there is a general overview of the competitive landscape in Thailand, together with a detailed summary of the main utilities and manufacturers present and their business operations.

BMI's Thailand Renewables Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with unique independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Thailand renewables industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent renewables industry forecasts for Thailand to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in the renewables market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Thailand renewables sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in the country.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering the renewables market in Thailand, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the renewables sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for electricity generation (TWh) and electricity generating capacity (MW) for each individual renewables sector present in the country.

These in turn are broken down into:

Electricity Generation: Overall capacity (TWh), growth % change year-on-year, KWh per capita, % of Total Non-Hydropower renewables generation, % of total electricity generation.

Electricity Capacity: Overall capacity (MW), growth % change year-on-year, % of non-hydroelectric renewables capacity and % of total capacity.

These forecasts are in turn supported by explicit assumptions, in conjunction with analysis of the key risks to the main forecast.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Renewables Business Environment Rankings provide fully comparable Risk-Reward Rankings aimed at investors in the regional renewables market.

The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of various industry, economic and demographic data point.

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