As Thailand’s population increases and demand for energy rises, the country’s ability to balance the existing power infrastructure with priorities for energy security, energy costs and environmental concerns is strained. To meet this challenge, Thailand is working with the Abt-led Clean Power Asia project to develop advanced policy and regulatory frameworks that incorporate greater levels of renewable energy in the country’s fuel mix.
The USAID-funded Clean Power Asia promotes investments in sustainable, clean energy resources within Thailand and throughout the Lower Mekong Region. The initiative aims to strengthen power systems, gather robust datasets in support of improved energy planning, promote renewable energy targets and integrate these targets into power development and resource plans. Abt also has led projects that raised community awareness of avian flu health risks in Thailand.