DATA: Thailand’s thermal power generation declined over the Jan.-April period.

Thailand’s power generation declined to 16.9TWh in April, down 6.4% m-o-m and down 3.7% y-o-y. Coal fired generation totalled 3.2TWh, up 3% m-o-m but still was 0.3% lower y-o-y. Gas-fired generation declined to 9.7TWh, down 11.2% m-o-m and down 15.5% y-o-y. Renewable generation totalled 1.7TWh, down 5.7% m-o-m but still was 24.7% higher y-o-y. However, power imports from neighbouring countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar increased to 2.2TWh, up 4.4% m-o-m and up 59.4% y-o-y.

Thailand produced 65.3TWh of electricity over the Jan.-April period, mere 0.1% y-o-y. Power generation from thermal sources such as coal and gas declined to 12TWh and 39.4TWh respectively, down 3.4% and 6.3% y-o-y. On the other hand renewable generation increased to 6.9TWh, up 23.9% y-o-y. Electricity imports also increased to 7TWh, up 39.8% y-o-y.