BMI View : Supportive policy and regulatory environment, combined with the government's strong commitment to diversify the power mix, will continue to attract investment into Thailand's non-hydro renewables industry over the coming decade. Growth will be driven by particularly strong expansion in the solar segment, with notable additions coming from biomass and wind sectors.
|e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: EIA, National sources, BMI|
|Generation, Non-Hydropower Renewables, TWh||8.790||9.650||10.350||10.920||11.600||12.260||13.010|
|Generation, Non-Hydropower Renewables, % y-o-y||25.280||9.700||7.320||5.470||6.220||5.730||6.110|
|Capacity, Non-Hydroelectric Renewables, MW||4,023.9||4,491.3||4,854.1||5,164.7||5,444.2||5,722.5||6,056.2|
|Capacity, Non-Hydroelectric Renewables, % y-o-y||38.2||11.6||8.1||6.4||5.4||5.1||5.8|
Latest Updates and Structural Trends
Our forecasts for Thailand's non-hydro renewables industry remain optimistic. We expect total non-hydro renewables capacity growth to average 6.5% across our forecast period, reaching a total of 7,564MW in 2025. In terms of generation, the industry will record a similar average growth of 6.4% per annum, totalling 16.3TWh in 2025.
Thailand will remain a notable solar outperformer in the South East Asia region over our 10-year forecast period, with solar capacity totalling 3.7GW by 2025 - driven by the country's feed-in tariff programme and local manufacturing capacity, which is resulting in strong investor interest in the market. However, the lack of additional procurement plans will see solar capacity growth slow after an initial boom in 2015/2016.
In March 2016, Chinese company Trina Solar has opened a photovoltaic (PV) modules factory in the city of Rayong. The facility has a capacity to manufacture 500MW of PV modules and 700MW of cells a year. Subject to overseas demand, PV module production can be increased to more than 600MW.
In February 2016, a joint venture between Japanese companies Toshiba Corp and Mitsubishi Electric Corp established its subsidiary in Thailand. The new company, called TMEIC Asia Co, will engage in the sales of electric equipment and systems, including PV inverters, as well as provide engineering services (SeeNews Renewables).
The Thailand Renewables Report researched at source contains BMI Research's assessment of the current renewables market in Thailand. The report also contains historical data together with forecasts to end-2018 covering electricity generation (TWh) and electricity capacity (MW).
The renewables sectors covered in the report include Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Tidal and Wave, and Biomass (See Table of Contents for exact coverage). The report also features details on government green energy agendas and funding opportunities, as well as presenting a detailed list of key renewables projects currently being planned or undertaken in Thailand, their capacity, the timeframe of construction and their current status.
The report discusses the various energy policies currently in force, including targets, subsidies and the relevant infrastructure developments or limitations which might impact on renewables growth, analysing the potential effects of regulatory changes in conjunction with the background macroeconomic outlook. Finally, there is a general overview of the competitive landscape in Thailand, together with a detailed summary of the main utilities and manufacturers present and their business operations.
BMI's Thailand Renewables Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with unique independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Thailand renewables industry.
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BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering the renewables market in Thailand, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the renewables sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.
BMI Industry Forecasts
Historic data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for electricity generation (TWh) and electricity generating capacity (MW) for each individual renewables sector present in the country.
These in turn are broken down into:
Electricity Generation: Overall capacity (TWh), growth % change year-on-year, KWh per capita, % of Total Non-Hydropower renewables generation, % of total electricity generation.
Electricity Capacity: Overall capacity (MW), growth % change year-on-year, % of non-hydroelectric renewables capacity and % of total capacity.
These forecasts are in turn supported by explicit assumptions, in conjunction with analysis of the key risks to the main forecast.
Business Environment Rankings
BMI's Renewables Business Environment Rankings provide fully comparable Risk-Reward Rankings aimed at investors in the regional renewables market.
The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of various industry, economic and demographic data point.