New Energy Architecture: Thailand
The way energy is produced, distributed and consumed around the world is currently undergoing fundamental change of almost unprecedented proportion. Many countries struggle to upgrade their energy systems to fully support current and future requirements of energy security and access, sustainability and economic growth. In response, the World Economic Forum’s New Energy Architecture initiative provides a platform that aims to help government officials accelerate energy reforms.
In its latest country partnership, the initiative worked with the Ministry of Energy of Thailand, with support from Accenture. This report provides an overview of the outcomes of that partnership, laying out the potential steps that Thailand can take to enable the transition to a New Energy Architecture. The report pays particular attention to how Thailand can prepare its energy sector for the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. In addition, the topic of energy literacy and building public understanding of energy issues is explored in detail.