The electricity regulation segment of Practical Law Company’s Energy and Natural Resources Global Guide provides a Q&A-style overview of power issues and regulations across 23 jurisdictions worldwide. The Thailand chapter, written by Cynthia M. Pornavalai and Santhapat Periera, partners at Tilleke & Gibbins, details the country’s domestic electricity market, regulatory framework, and procedures and requirements. In particular, it covers the following subjects:
- Generation and renewables: Sources, government policies and incentives for renewables and low carbon energy, renewable energy targets, and authorization and operating requirements for power plants, wind turbines, and hydropower producers.
- Transmission: The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand’s responsibilities, authorization and operation requirements for electricity transmission networks, and charges.
- Distribution: The roles of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Metropolitan Electricity Authority, and Provincial Electricity Authority in distribution.
- Supply: Trading between generators and suppliers, electricity price, and statutory powers.
- Tax: Issues and incentives for electricity generators.
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