2013-01-31 09:12:54 - New Energy market report from Business Monitor International: "Thailand Power Report Q1 2013"
BMI View: We expect electricity generation and consumption in Thailand to grow modestly in 2013, underpinned by economic growth and restoration efforts. Our long term forecasts remain relatively unchanged, though we have revised up our forecasts for coal-fired generation while reducing gas-fired generation. This is because we believe that Thailand could suffer from a lack of affordable natural gas in the long run.
We are forecasting electricity generation in Thailand to grow by 3.9% in 2013. This is significantly higher than the historical five-year average of 2.5%, as Thailand's economic performance (a main factor on electricity consumption) was relatively poor during this period. Restoration efforts for the October 2011 floods in Thailand are still underway, and could lead to higher levels
of electricity consumption and generation.
Full Report Details at
Over the longer term, we forecast electricity generation in Thailand to grow at an average rate of 4.9% per annum between 2013 and 2021. This growth is primarily because we expect Thailand's economy to grow at a respectable rate over the forecast period, with real GDP growth averaging 4.1% per annum between 2013 and 2021. Natural gas will continue to play a pivotal role in the country's energy mix, but we have revised up our long-term forecasts for coal-fired generation due to Thailand's lack of natural gas supplies.
Key trends and regulatory changes in the industry:
* The Thai government updated its green energy agenda in March 2012 with the ambitious 'Alternative Energy Development Plan' (2012-2021). The plan states that 25% of total energy consumption would derive from alternative energy sources, and set targets of 2GW of solar capacity, 1.2 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity and 3.63GW of biomass, all by 2021.
* Construction on the controversial Xayaburi dam has restarted, despite opposition from Vietnam and Cambodia. The Thai government also affirmed a power purchase agreement for 95% of the dam's electricity output in January 2012, going against the regional decision-making process.
* The Thai government is set to open bids for six gas-based independent power projects (IPPs) with a capacity of 5400MW. Announced after Thailand's National Energy Policy Council approved the third revision of the country's 2010-2030 power development plant. All IPPs use natural gas.
* In April 2011, the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) stated that they would invest THB400bn into developing a smart grid over the following 15 years, and followed the announcement with a roadmap for the project's implementation.
Report Table of Contents:
- Thailand Power SWOT
Regional Industry Overview
- Table: Vietnam's Power Development Roadmap
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Thailand Snapshot (Macro)
- Table: Country Snapshot: Economic and Demographic Data
- Table: Country Snapshot: Power Sector
- Thailand Forecast Scenario
- Electricity Generation And Power Generating Capacity
- Table: Thailand Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts, 2010 - 2017
- Table: Thailand Total Electricity Generation Long Term Forecasts, 2014 - 2021
- Table: Thailand Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts, 2010 - 2017
- Table: Thailand Electricity Generating Capacity Long Term Forecasts, 2014 - 2021
- Electricity Consumption
- Table: Thailand Total Electricity Consumption Data And Forecasts, 2010 - 2017
- Table: Thailand Total Electricity Consumption Long Term Forecasts, 2014 - 2021
- Transmission & Distribution, Imports & Exports
- Table: Thailand Electric Power Transmission And Distribution Losses Data And Forecasts, 2010 - 2017
- Table: Thailand Electric Power Transmission And Distribution Losses Long Term Forecasts, 2014 - 2021
- Table: Thailand Trade Data And Forecasts, 2010 - 2017
- Table: Thailand Trade Long Term Forecasts, 2014 - 2021
Key Policies/Market Structure
- Regulation and Competition
- Sustainable Energy Policies
- Key Projects Database
- Table: Thailand Major Projects - Power
Power Risk/Reward Ratings
- Asia Regional Power Risk/Reward Ratings
- Table: Asia Power Risk/Reward Ratings
- Thailand's Power Rating
Competitive Landscape and Company Profiles
- Electricity Generating Authority Of Thailand (EGAT)
- Independent Power (Thailand)
- Glow Energy
- Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited (RATCH)
Glossary of Terms
- Table: Glossary of Terms
Methodology And Sources
- Industry Forecasts
- Power Industry - Data Methodology
- Generation and Consumption Data
- Electricity Generation Capacity Data
- Power Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
- Table: Power Risk/Reward Indicators
About Business Monitor International
Business Monitor International (BMI) offers a comprehensive range of products and services designed to help senior executives, analysts and researchers assess and better manage operating risks, and exploit business opportunities, across 175 markets. BMI offers three main areas of expertise: Country Risk BMI's country risk and macroeconomic forecast portfolio includes weekly financial market reports, monthly regional Monitors, and in-depth quarterly Business Forecast Reports. Industry Analysis BMI covers a total of 17 industry verticals through a portfolio of services, including in-depth quarterly Country Forecast Reports. View more research from Business Monitor International at www.fastmr.com/catalog/publishers.aspx?pubid=1010
About Fast Market Research
Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information. We represent the world's top research publishers and analysts and provide quick and easy access to the best competitive intelligence available.
For more information about these or related research reports, please visit our website at www.fastmr.com
or call us at 1.800.844.8156.