The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has issued a draft of Regulation on the supply of electricity from industrial waste in the form of a Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) and organized a public hearing on September 14–20, 2022. Currently, it is in the process of issuing official regulations and rules and preparing for the purchase of electricity from industrial waste in December 2022.
This purchase of electricity is in accordance with the resolution of the National Energy Policy Council (NEPC) on June 22, 2022 , which approved the purchase of 100 MW of electricity from industrial waste. Therefore, the ERC has drafted regulation and criteria for the purchase of electricity from industrial waste. The important issues of this regulation are: (1) prescribing the purchase of 100 MW of electricity from industrial waste for power plants with a capacity not exceeding 10 MW, (2)purchasing electricity in the form of a non-compulsory contract (Non-Firm), and (3) setting the purchase rate in the form of a FiT with a 20-year power purchase contract.
The purchase rate in the form of FiT is determined to be purchased at a price of 6.08 baht per unit. (The purchase rate for industrial waste projects in the first 8 years is FiT + 0.70 baht per unit, and the purchase rate for projects in 3 southern border provinces and 4 districts in Songkhla Province is FiT + 0.50 baht per unit).
ERC has determined the schedule of procedures as per the following:
(1) Submit a request for an inspection of interconnection point to the MEA or PEA by October 2022.
(2) Submit a completed Application for Sale of Electricity via the Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission's information system by December 2022.
(3) List of the qualified candidates will be announced in December 2022, and the selection results will be announced by ERC in May 2023.