Supply & Demand

Thailand’s power mix – gas under threat

Gas dominates Thailand’s generation mix. However, government plans to limit gas generation and push renewables could weaken its position Gas dominates Thailand’s generation mix. However, government plans to limit gas generation and push renewables could weaken its position.
By Catriona Scott 5 February 2018 0 29428
Bongkot South production platform, Thailand Thailand’s government is aiming to reduce the share of gas in the generation mix. (BG Group)

Thailand’s power mix is dominated by gas. Gas-fired generation supplied 60% of Thailand’s power in 2017, while coal accounted for 18% and electricity imports for 12%. The power sector is also a major offtaker of gas, accounting for 70-74% of Thailand’s demand for the fuel in recent years.

However, the dominance of gas in the generation mix is threatened by government policies. Thailand’s government is aiming to reduce the share of gas in the generation mix - although this is expected to be a longer-term development....