• Piti Eiamchamroonlarp Chulalongkorn University


Renewable energy, capacity building, Power Development Fund



        Provision of educational processes to enhance citizen’s knowledge on climate change and energy transition whether in the form of formal or non-formal education system need financial resources and supports. This academic paper analyzes how petroleum concessionaire and contractor-paid petroleum revenues and contributions that an electricity industry licensee paid to the power development fund can help finance renewable energy education and training programs for citizen. Benefited areas include technical, financial, and regulatory fields. It finds that petroleum revenues collected by the State under the Petroleum Act B.E. 2514 (1971) and contributions delivered to the power development fund under the Energy Industry Act B.E. 2550 (2007) can be used to finance education infrastructure development, as well as benefit training courses on climate change and utilization of equipment for renewable energy systems. It first discusses how providing training and capacity building is an essential step towards energy transition. In turn, it reveals how revenues from the petroleum upstream industry carried out under the Petroleum Act B.E. 2514 (1971) can be transformed into financial resources for capacity building and training in an era of energy transition. The third section analyses how the electricity licensing systems, as well as the Power Development Fund under the Energy Industry Act B.E. 2550 (2007) can contribute to capacity building and training.

Author Biography

Piti Eiamchamroonlarp, Chulalongkorn University

* ผู้ช่วยศาสตราจารย์, ผู้อำนวยการหลักสูตร LL.M. (Business Law) หลักสูตรนานาชาติ, คณะนิติศาสตร์, จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย

* Asst. Prof., Director of the LL.M. (Business Law) International Program, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University 

* e-mail: [email protected]


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