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         EGAT kicked off the EGAT Energy Forum 2021 under the concept of “Synergetic Alliance: Join Forces through Innovation for a Developed Future” and showcased Thailand’s potential in energy innovation while exchanging new technologies in the electric power industry. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy delivered the keynote speech titled the “Direction of Energy Transformation in ASEAN” mentioning the national energy plan, which is ready to drive Thailand towards clean energy.

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         On November 12, 2021, Mr. Kulit Sombatsiri, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) chaired the opening ceremony of the online seminar and virtual exhibition, EGAT Energy Forum 2021, under the concept of “Synergetic Alliance: Join Forces through Innovation for a Developed Future.” Mr. Boonyanit Wongrukmit, EGAT Governor, Mr. Nutthavutthi Chamchang, EGAT Deputy Governor - Power Business, EGAT executives, independent power producers (IPP) and small power producers (SPP) both in Thailand and abroad, and the electric power industry network joined the online event, or the live virtual experience.

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         Mr. Kulit Sombatsiri delivered the keynote speech titled the “Direction of Energy Transformation in ASEAN” on how the world is entering the era of energy transformation from fossil fuels to clean energy. The Ministry of Energy drafted the National Energy Plan 2022 with the goal to promote Thailand towards clean energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2065. Additionally, on November 1, 2021, the government declared that Thailand will become a low carbon society by 2050, which requires more efficient technology and innovation. Therefore, the Ministry of Energy plans to increase the proportion of renewable energy, transform the transport sector to green energy through the use of electric vehicles, conserve energy in buildings, and change the energy business structure in order to support the energy transformation by distributing clean energy power plants nationwide. EGAT Energy Forum 2021 is an auspicious moment for energy agencies to exchange knowledge and experience through collaboration on investments and electricity generation, and to face challenges in the energy transformation era so that innovation can be used to generate clean energy more concretely.

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         This year the EGAT Energy Forum was held under the concept of “Synergetic Alliance: Join Forces through Innovation for a Developed Future,” which means that in the future, development cannot be done alone, it needs cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and experience along with allies to help develop the electric power industry. During the event, there were also seminars in which experts in the field shared knowledge on interesting topics in the energy world, such as Automatic Analysis and Command System for Cross Border Interconnection via 4G Network and IoT Innovations, the Future of Hydrogen, and the Road to Net Zero and Smart Solutions. In addition, a virtual exhibition can be viewed at www.egatenergyforum2021.com from November 12, 2021 onwards.