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EEC solar energy project gets the nod with goal of becoming zero-carbon area

Jan 24. 2020
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The EEC development subcommittee chaired by Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana has approved the clean energy (solar) project in the Eastern Economic Corridor, EEC Policy Office secretary-general Kanit Sangsubhan said on Thursday (January 23).

“This project was proposed by Provincial Electricity Authority and aims to study, develop and invest in solar energy generation, distribution and storing in EEC areas,” he said. “It will also expand to other renewable energies in the future with the goal of making the EEC a low-carbon community and achieving the ratio between fossil fuel and clean energy usage of 70:30.”

Kanit

Kanit said that in the first phase, the EEC will seek co-investment with the private and agricultural sectors to establish solar farms in EEC areas with capacity not less than 500 megawatts. “We will also work with Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation to plan and design a carbon-credit system to allow the trading of greenhouse gas quota in the voluntary carbon market among entrepreneurs in EEC areas.”

“We hope that this project will drive the EEC towards being a zero-carbon city, as well as promote the study and development of solar energy manufacturing and storage technology to be used in other communities nationwide,” added Kanit.

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