Thailand

TH-9:Thailand Energy Awards

Policy Description

Thailand “Energy Awards” started in 2000 as an annual activity organized by Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) under the Ministry of Energy. These awards aim to encourage energy conservation leadership in enterprises, to praise and applaud the companies and people of excellence in energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as to promote projects and technologies. This public campaign event supports to the implementation of ENCON Act and ENCON Program, and with necessary funding support from ENCON Fund.

Description

Thailand “Energy Awards” [1] started in 2000 as an annual activity organized by Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) under the Ministry of Energy. These awards aim to encourage energy conservation leadership in enterprises, to praise and applaud the companies and people of excellence in energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as to promote projects and technologies. This public campaign event supports to the implementation of ENCON Act and ENCON Program, and with necessary funding support from ENCON Fund.

It is classified into five categories [1] including “Renewable Energy Projects (on-grid, off-grid and biomass co-generation)”, “ Industry and building energy efficiency improvement ”, “innovations” and “outstanding individuals and the team performance in energy efficiency in plants/building,” and ”support for energy conservation (Such as academia, NGOs, banks, etc )” .

The awarded entities/projects/or personnel would be the leading role models in energy conservation in Thailand, and some would represent Thailand at the ASEAN level. The public event for awarding is hosted by DEDE every year. The winner of the awards will receive the recognition from the prime minister and ministerial level officials. It is one of the most important environmental / energy related awards in Thailand [2].

DEDE appoints a committee which consists of the experts  in energy efficiency and renewable energy expertise. Applicants for competing the awards are required to submit the application form [1] to the committee. The committee will evaluate the proposal and conduct site-visit after the first-round screening of the applicants.

Policy Information Expand this section for information on the key features of the policy, such as its date of introduction, categorization, main objective(s) and linkages with other policies.

Policy Categorisation

Policy Instrument Type: Information & Outreach

Position in the Pyramid

About Us

Participation: Voluntary

Period

Start Date: 2000

Policy Linkages

Supports Energy Conservation Promotion (ENCON) Act Effort Defining
Supports Energy Conservation (ENCON) Program Effort Defining
Supported By Energy Conservation Promotion Fund (ENCON Fund) Supporting Measure

Agencies Responsible

Ministry of Energy: Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE)

Primary Objective: Energy

Objective

­- To promote companies and individuals for outstanding performance in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and highlight leading role models in Thailand in this area ­- To promote technology and innovation related to energy efficiency and renewable energy areas

Target Group

Cross-sectors, industry, buildings, renewable energy project, energy conservation individuals/team in the company, energy conservation supporters etc.

Driver of energy consumption or emissions affected by policy: Total energy use

Implementation Information Expand this section for information on targets, monitoring, verification and enforcement regimes, and implementation requirements and tools.

Coverage

Cross-sector.

Quantitative Target? no

Progress Monitored? yes

Verification Required? yes

Enforced? yes

Sanctions: Voluntary participation, no compliance requirements and no punishments.

Requirements on the Target Group

  • For industrial plants, applicants should prepare supporting documents in the following assessment areas: policy and commitment, impacts to energy conservation, economic, environment, communication, innovation projects [1]
  • Receive the committee’s site visit and provide the necessary supporting documents
  • Applicants are require to provide a presentation on their efforts in the selection process

Support by Government

  • Public recognition
  • Promotion and marketing in the domestic and international level

Implementation Toolbox

  • Application forms
  • Guidelines for providing the supporting documents [1]
  • Website and networks for disseminating the energy award winners

Complexity of Implementation

Government

DEDE manage sand hosts the public event and the selection of award winners; no cross-governmental involvement.

Target Group

Submission of the performance and supporting documents to the committee. Voluntary participation.

Impacts, Costs & Benefits Expand this section to find information on policy effectiveness and efficiency.

Impact Quantitative Estimate Qualitative Estimate
Estimated effect on energy consumption or emissions ­ N.A ­ N.A
Estimated costs/benefits for industry ­ N.A
Estimated cost for government ­ N.A

References & Footnotes

References

[1] Thailand Energy Awards Website: http://www.thailandenergyaward.com/Site/prefer.php. Guidelines for applying the industry energy efficiency category of energy awards: http://www.thailandenergyaward.com/Site/download.php, in Thai language.

[2] “Sukhothai and Samui Airports win energy conservation awards” http://www.pattayamail.com/business/sukhothai-and-samui-airports-win-energy-conservation-awards-5741

[3] “Panasonic HA Thailand wins “Energy Award” http://panasonic.net/eco/topics/2010/100930.html