Thu, October 28, 2021

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School, hospital solar rooftops can sell power to grid from next year


The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has announced it will purchase a total of 50 megawatts of electricity next year from solar systems installed at schools, educational institutions and hospitals, and hydro-generators in the agricultural sector.

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) will buy the electricity at a rate of 1 baht per unit, said ERC secretary-general Komkrit Tantravanich.

The MEA will purchase 6MW from schools and 6MW from hospitals while the PEA will buy 14MW from schools, 14MW from hospitals, and 10MW agricultural hydro-generators.

"I expect applications for power-purchase agreements to exceed the 50MW limit because schools and hospital groups are showing a lot of interest," said Komkrit.

Applications will be granted on a first come, first served basis, with the names of successful applicants finalised by December 30, 2021. Power producers under the agreement must be generating electricity for the grid by December 31, 2021.

Published : May 31, 2021

By : The Nation