The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has the aspirational target of securing 23% of its primary energy from modern, sustainable renewable sources by 2025. As countries in Southeast Asia become larger energy consumers and so too does the need to ensure that energy supplies are affordable and support continued economic growth.
The future of renewable energy in Thailand is steadily advancing and the country is now one of the most progressive countries for energy sources in Asia. The country has established itself as ASEAN’s prime energy hub and was one of the first countries in the region to adopt an action plan to promote sustainable energy production while actively encouraging alternative energy investment. In fact Thailand is now a major energy leader and has the aim to share renewable energy for electricity, heat and biofuels by up to 30 percent of the country’s production by the year 2036.