April 29, 2011

Planning a Renewable Energy Plant

Informed Counsel

Renewable energy is a major focus of Thailand’s energy policy. The Ministry of Energy has announced a plan which aims to increase the proportion of renewable energy in total consumption to 20.3% by 2022. This represents a huge increase, considering that renewable energy accounted for about 1.5% of Thailand’s energy consumption in 2009, depending on which sources one counts as renewable. Many investors are now considering establishing renewable energy plants here in Thailand, particularly given the generous incentives offered by the government. In pursuing such a development, however, there are many legal issues to navigate.