Thail government to focus on smart grid projects

Thailand’s Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) aims to implement various smart grid projects under a phased smart grid plan from 2017 to 2021. The EPPO is working with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, the Provincial Electricity Authority and the Metropolitan Electricity Authority for pioneering the government’s smart grid project. The project is divided into four phases – preparation (2015-16), short-term projects (2017-21), medium-term projects (2022-31) and long-term projects (2032-36). The short-term projects include the development of pilot projects to test the technical suitability and investment feasibility of each technology. The EPPO is also working on a research project for electric vehicles (EVs) that covers the expansion of the EVs charging station networks and the development of a mobile application to manage charging time.


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