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ERC announces 175 approved Renewable Energy PP projects with a total capacity of 4,852.26 MW.

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

According to the Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand (ERC Office) expecting the first phase for power purchases at 5,203 megawatts from the “Power Purchase from Renewable Energy Sources under a FiT Scheme between 2022-2030 for Power Plants with No Fuel Costs” (hereinafter referred to as “the project”) and preparing to launch the second phase of 3,668.5 MW by 2023 [1]

The ERC Secretary General Mr. Komkrit Tantravanich informed that on April 5, 2023, the ERC issued a list of 175 selected candidates for the project (first phase), totaling 4,852.26 megawatts of power generation, which is lower than the target of 5,203 megawatts from 386 eligible applicants, divided into 22 wind energy projects with 1,490.20 megawatts in total, 24 Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) projects which is only small power producers (SPPs) with 994.06 megawatts in total and 129 Solar farm projects with 2,368 megawatts in total. No Biogas (wastewater / waste) project has been selected.

For the Power Purchase from Renewable Energy Sources under a FiT Scheme between 2022-2030 for Industrial Waste to Energy (2022), there are 13 applicants who have been selected from a total of 18 applicants, with a total sale amount of 100 megawatts.

The Electricity Authority will send a letter to the selected power generation applicants to acknowledge and accept the conditions of signing the power purchase agreement by April 19, 2023 [2].

The ERC Secretary General informed that the ERC expects to open the second phase of power purchase with a amount of 3,668.5 megawatts by 2023. The Utility Green Tariff (UGT) for the project will be announced within the third quarter of 2023. The projects are expected to begin their operation (commercial operation date or COD) from 2024 onwards [1].



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