This chapter includes the following articles.
At the centre of Thailand’s economic growth, the energy sector is using progressively diverse means to meet the continually increasing demand for energy sources. The country’s growing industrial capacity, ongoing urbanisation and organic population growth are all contributing to rising domestic energy intensity – a trend that policymakers have addressed in a recently unveiled power development plan, which utilises a more varied primary energy mix and greater efficiency to bolster flagging self-sufficiency levels. The sector is working to expand its import and distribution infrastructure to meet growing domestic consumption. This chapter contains interviews with Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Energy; Piyasvasti Amranand, Chairman, PTT; and Areepong Bhoocha-oom, Chairman, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.