Energy Ministry to propose latest Power Development Plan to National Energy Policy Council

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BANGKOK, 7 June 2012  – The Energy Ministry is expected to unveil the latest framework on the country’s power development, aimed at achieving energy stability in Thailand. 

Energy Minister Arak Chonlatanon said on Wednesday that the Energy Ministry will propose to National Energy Policy Council meeting on June 8th the third version of the Power Development Plan 2010, which outlines needed policies to help Thailand achieve energy stability.

Under the latest PDP, all suggestions will pave way for the construction of new power plants, according to Mr. Arak.

The Energy Minister added that the ministry is yet to determine how much more costs the public will be able to bear when it comes to the proposed 20-year energy conservation plan and the recommended increase of power generation from recyclable energy and alternative energy.

He said that the Energy Ministry will likely, later this year, prepare the PDP 2012, which will lay out a 20- year plan and determine the type of fuel that will best suit Thailand over the long term.