Thailand Activities

CASE TH have supported their political partner, Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), on its new framework of integrated policies and action plans related to energy planning called the National Energy Plan (NEP). NEP will define strategic directions of the sector based on a combination of top-down and bottom-up target settings. The top-down targets and directions are developed based on the latest energy trends, for example, post-Covid recovery, disruptive technology, global trend of energy transition, carbon neutrality in the energy sector, etc. while bottom-up targets are set from specific plans of subsectors. The NEP will also integrate cross-sectoral targets into its framework such as emission reduction targets, carbon neutrality scenario, socio-economic development, etc. The plan is expected to contribute to SDG targets as well as climate change mitigation ambitions.

The draft outline of the NEP has been prepared by EPPO since November 2020 with the support of CASE TH. This support will be strengthened at the planning, consultation and implementation stages through new activities of the long-term energy scenarios and co-benefits analysis among others.

Long-term Energy Scenario (LTES) and
Co-benefits Assessment

The main activities of CASE TH in 2021 are Long-term Energy Scenario (LTES) and Co-benefits Assessment of the Energy Transition. These activities aim to capture and compare various long-term visions of key power sector stakeholders and associated co-benefits/impacts and how these translate into strategies towards long-term policy planning options of the power sector. In July 2021, CASE TH have gathered visions and drivers of energy transition through pre-meeting interviews with diverse policy makers and stakeholders and will organise a high-level meeting by the end of August to confirm our results from the interviews as well as trigger a dialogue on energy transition among energy and non-energy stakeholders. These information will then be used in scenario building exercise which will bring together divergent stakeholder positions and desires in order to ensure that all interests and concerns are heard and reflected, enabling a more inclusive plan to achieve long-term energy and climate goals.

In the second half of 2021, several meetings and workshops with working groups will be organised to perform scenario modelling analysis as well as validate the results and discuss policy implications that will be included in our policy recommendation to EPPO.