EGAT says the Market Quota will now end
Energy policymakers are currently planning to end the twenty year quota regime. They will do this by expanding the state-controlled power generation business to private sector competition, quoted by the Energy Minister himself Mr Siri Jirapongphun.
Thailand will now be removing the special quota from state-owned Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). “Thailand needs to increase power supply and allowing the market to set its price will be essential to developing the power generation industry,” he said.
The deregulation of power generation will be applied to both the renewable energy industry as well as the fossil fuels industry.
The energy price is currently at an average of 3.6 baht per kilowatt hour.
Egat’s Mae Moh power plant in Lampang. Both fossil fuels and renewable energy will be deregulated. JIRAPORN KUHAKAN
By JUNE 2018, policymakers have planned to open an auction under the small power producer programme. This will involve semi-firm power purchase agreements with a total of 269 megawatts.
The move is aimed at advancing the efficiency of the sector, of EGAT, and of other state-owned energy firms like PTT Plc.
Details of the deregulation programme will become finalised in the new national Power Development Plan (PDP). This is currently being revised by the relevant department. The new PDP, set to be finalised in March 31, will replace the existing PDP, which was drafted in 2014.
The current rules that state that one fifth of the country’s power must come from renewable energy sources by the year 2036 may also undergo major revisions. At present, renewable energy sources in Thailand account for 12% of the country’s power.
Companies from the private sector and EGAT (which recently expressed interest in importing LNG), will now be allowed to enter the business, which previously fell under the monopoly of PTT.
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Dottir, our long time partners in ceramic design and manufacture, will be featured at the infamous FORMLAND exhibition next year.
Formland Spring, the most inspiring Nordic Interior and Design Fair, is set to take place between Feb 1 – 4 2018 in Denmark.
Formland is a professional trade fair, where Danish designs are all gathered in one place at the same time.
Come and get inspired.
Dottir products featured at the Formland Fair
“The creative thinking behind all DOTTIR products are nurtured by the contrasts of Nordic living, with its dark cold winters and bright warm summer nights, it’s deep silent lakes and strong ocean streams.
All products express this arabesque of sweet wildness which gives a versatile and creative expression. We are in contrast to the minimalistic Nordic expression and see our selves as front runners for the next Nordic Design movement. In short. Less is a bore.”
2018 is going to be a big year.
We, at Eyekandi, partner up with like-minded people who want to ‘get things made’. Our partner comes up with the ideas, and we help with the design and manufacturing.
Check out this super cool machine we have made to check and compare textile and garment colors! It is our Color Matching Light Box.
Eyekandi engineers and developers see what the NEED is and create out of this world products and technology to our clients spec!
The lights used in this box vary from international standard daylight, to European and Japanese shop light, to an ultraviolet light source to USA shop light source to just name a few. The kelvins of the light (temperature) range from 2700K to 6500K!
Eyekandi: Joyce and Cindy assessing fabrics with the Color Matching Light Box
Color Matching Light Box: assessing our BBHugMe fabrics
In the picture you will see Joyce and Cindy of Eyekandi, using the Color Matching Light Box to assess the various colors of the textile and fabric products that come out of the Eyekandi supply-chain.
“We get things made”, and we’re up for your challenge.
Contact our team of experts to get anything your heart desires, made.
Incredible news has graced us recently with the word out that Thailand will have 1.2 million electric cars on the roads by 2036!
Thailand is quietly but successfully becoming the forefront in electric vehicle (EV) production and technology in the ASEAN region. They have recently received investment from some of the biggest auto manufactures namely BMW, Nissan, and Toyota.
The Thai authorities are completely on board with this move toward environmentally friendly vehicles. This is shown in the waiving of tariffs for imported EVs, offering incentives for EV part manufacturing and assembly, as well as promoting the establishment of charging stations nationwide, as we have seen in one of our previous blog posts: EA to build charging stations.
The approved tax incentives will promote production of 3 types of EVs. These include hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles.
The goal for Thailand is to get 1.2 million EVs on its roads within the next two decades. To reach that goal, the government will implement the following measures:
- Charging stations to be installed this year
- Introduction of 20 public electric buses next month and 200 by the end of next year
- At least 5,000 imported EVs per year will receive full tax exemption, says the Kasikorn Research Centre (via the Bangkok Post)
Thailand board of investment
Click here, to view the original article written by prweb: Thailand Emerges As New Production Hub For Electric Vehicles
Congratulations to our very own clients, bbhugme on the GOLD AWARD for best baby & toddler gear 2017!
bbhugme has shown to be top of it’s class. The award was provided by the ever so lovely Mumii. The one stop online entertainment space for moms!
Mumii is an online news and review magazine about everything to do with Mums and babes, based in the United Kingdom.
The Mumii UK Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards allows companies from across the nursery industry to enter and have their products assessed by an expert team along with a team of carefully selected parents and caregivers. bbhugme was up against some tough competition, but took the GOLD award despite other great brands showing off their best.
bbhugme pregnancy pillow can be used as a full body pillow during pregnancy. It provides proper support for the most important areas – your belly, pelvis, lower back and legs.
When nursing your baby, the bbhugme pregnancy pillow will hug and support you and your baby in all the right ways, making it easier for you both to stay relaxed and focused during this special time. bbhugme weighs only 1,8 kg including all accessories, it is antibacterial, sweat repellent and washable.
Its ergonomic design moulds easily to all shapes and sizes.
We are very pleased to be part of the development of this incredible brand. It goes to show that this pregnancy pillow is one of a kind. We’ve ensured that only natural, soft and eco-friendly materials are used so that the product quality is of world class standards.
We get things made, its what we do.
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