Word is out that by the end of the year, the so called ‘restriction on households and commercial buildings selling power generated by their solar rooftops to state utilities’ will be deregulated, and will be allowed to start selling their power to the grid! Great news!
According to the Thai Energy Ministry, the buying rate will be fixed at below 2.6 baht per kilowatt-hour.
At present, private actors are allowed to sell power to EGAT (Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand) through auctions under the small power producer (SPP) or very small power producer (VSPP) project.
ERI researcher Sopitsuda Tongsopit said solar rooftops are expected to have a minimal effect on state utilities in generating backup power, as total power-generating capacity for solar remains small compared with the overall amount of electricity in the country’s power supply system. Thailand has 2,990 megawatts of solar power installed. Some 2,960MW, as of July, is from solar farms, while an additional 130MW is from rooftops.
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