Energy ministry spends THB9.6 bn on alternative energy projects


BANGKOK, 15 July 2015 -The Ministry of Energy has injected 9.6 billion baht to fund alternative energy projects of national security units with the goal to provide electricity for people in remote areas.

The ministry and national security units, such as the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center, the Internal Security Operations Command and the Royal Thai Police, on Wednesday announced their collaboration in the projects to promote alternative energies. Permanent Secretary for Energy Khurichit Nakhonthap said the projects had officially been launched, including the project to promote alternative energies in the three southernmost provinces and the project to produce solar power for remote areas without electricity.

Another project is the installation of solar power systems in the buildings of the Royal Thai Police. Setting out to generate 19 megawatts of solar power, the project complies with Thailand’s power development plan which seeks to increase the national use of alternative energies to 25% from the current proportion of 12% by 2021.