Master plan on energy research development being drafted to reduce energy consumption by 25% by 2030


BANGKOK, 22 April 2012  – The Ministry of Energy will accelerate drafting a master plan on energy efficiency research in a bid to reduce energy consumption by 25 percent by 2030. 

Mr. Natie Tabmanie, Deputy Director-General of the Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), Ministry of Energy, disclosed that the Ministry is speeding up drafting the master plan on energy conservation research aimed at formulating the principle and direction for Thailand’s development and research in energy efficiency.

The master plan will set direction and management guidelines for related researches to push for strategies and measures in pursuance of the country’s 20-year energy conservation plan, already approved by the National Energy Policy Committee.

According to the EPPO Deputy Director-General, the master plan is aimed at decreasing the country’s energy use per GDP by 25 percent by 2030 when compared to that of 2011.

The master plan is expected to be completed in October this year.