Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand


International Renewable Energy Agency
Yong Chen
Nicholas Wagner
Rodrigo Leme
Praphon Wongtharua
Prakob Surawattanawan

Thailand set a new renewable energy target of 30% of total final energy consumption by 2036 in its Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP) 2015. This study evaluates the three subsectors of power generation, thermal use and bioenergy, with a focus on the identification and analysis of the key challenges to achieving the targets set out in AEDP 2015. The key findings show that Thailand has the potential to increase the share of renewable energy in final energy from the present AEDP target of 30% in 2036 to as high as 37% but will need to invest significantly in its energy system over the coming two decades.