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Thailand's Energy Regulatory Commission ERC knocked the public solar charge  to  1.68 baht per unit 

Who will be first to submit projects?

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) plans to pilot a 100 MW public solar power plan in 2019 by 18 March-1 April 2019 and is listening to public opinion. Plan is ready for the Metropolitan Electricity Authority's quota and directive to purchase 30 megawatts and the Provincial Electricity Authority 70 MW. The electricity purchase rate is set at 1.68 baht per unit. The purchase method will by by using the online brokering system. Companies who submit first  will be grated access (First come First serve) through the online system of electricity sale and distribution.

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Mr. Komkrit Tantravanich, Deputy Secretary-General, Energy Regulatory Commission  (Office of the ERC) said that the ERC has a plan to purchase public electricity by dividing into 
18 March-1 April 2019.

The ERC will open to listen to public opinion on solar 
Within March-April 2562 will organize public relations to clarify the participation in the project 
from May to July 2019.

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand will open the registration and receive project proposals from June-August 2019. Electricity Generating Authority announced the names of those who have passed the consideration by October 2019, signed the power purchase agreement 
and within the year 2019, the system must pay electricity (COD).

The ERC. Will pilot the purchasing power of 100 MW, divided into quotas MEA 30 MW and the electricity of 70 MW for the purchase of electricity at 1.68 baht per unit 
target for the project is. The household sector, which contains the basic rules 

1. The person who owns the electricity meter, type 1 (residential house) 
2. The solar panel is installed to generate electricity less than 10 KWp per meter. 
3. Electricity will purchase excess electricity at a rate of not more than 1.68 baht. Per unit in the period of purchase over 10 years 
4. Total amount of the project is not more than 100 MW 
and 5.COD within the year 2019

The purchase method uses the system. First come First serve via the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) and Metropolitan Electricity Authority (PEA) system Authorized through the online system of the ERC Office

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While Mr. Sirichiraphongphan Minister of Energy Revealed after discussions with more than 30 solar panel manufacturers and suppliers about the solar power generation policy that The Ministry of Energy has informed entrepreneurs to prepare to compete in the solar cell business in Thailand. Because the government has increased the amount of solar cell production to 12,725 megawatts at the end of the plan of the 2018-2037 Power Development Plan or PDP 2018, divided into the public sector electricity (electricity production Solar power on the roof or solar roof top) 10,000 megawatt and floating solar power in the dam of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) 2,725 megawatts. 


Such will be larger. Which entrepreneurs have to prepare as well as investments and personnel, panel installation etc.

In addition, the government wants to invite people to join the public solar project. Since the current solar panel installation price is much cheaper than the last 3 years, the promotion of the project will help the production of photovoltaic power as the main energy in the future. In addition, it also prepares the electricity trading (trading) solar cells in the future if it is produced in large quantities.

However, the initial plan to purchase 100 megawatts per year for 10 years before then will be promoted to follow the 10,000 megawatt PDP 2018 plan. .)


Will announce the details of the phase 1 public solar project, 100 megawatts pilot in 2019, by allowing people, communities, households or entrepreneurs who cooperate with the community to proceed and share The benefits continue Can join Which will be a project that truly reaches people

According to the data of the ERC, the investment in the installation of a solar system is at 30,000 baht per kilowatt (kWp).


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