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WADE THAI was established in 2010 to help facilitate trade and investment flows between the European Union (EU) and Thailand in the field of energy and environment through cooperation among trade associations. The aim was to enhance capacities among key target groups within the government agencies and authorities in order for them to formulate and implement policies and regulations that will encourage investments in Decentralised Energy (DE) systems.

It is a registered, national and non-profit organisation (NPO) geared towards accelerating the development of high efficiency cogeneration, onsite power and decentralised renewable energy systems that deliver substantial economic and environmental benefits.

WADE THAI started as an organisation specifically to:

  • Establish a dedicated Thailandbased organisation for the promotion of decentralised energy analogous to those common in Europe as a conduit for cooperation between European Union (EU) and Thai industries in the area of DE.
  • Assess the energy situation in Thailand and its potential energy use and investment scenarios using the WADE DE modelling tool.
  • Conduct institutional capacity building through training of selected personnel from key agencies in the use of the WADE DE model as a tool in setting objectives and directions in meeting future energy capacity requirements.