CSIRO welcomed EGAT and media delegates from Thailand to showcase energy innovations, reaffirming the business collaboration in energy storage systems and hydrogen technologies, to sustainably drive Thailand’s energy transition toward Carbon Neutrality.
On August 4, 2023, Mr. Boonyanit Wongrukmit, Governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), headed a group of EGAT officials and media delegates in the areas of economy, energy, and industry visiting the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia. They were cordially welcomed by Dr. Dietmar Tourbier, Director of the Energy Business Unit, and CSIRO officers. During the visit, they had the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas of energy innovations and business collaboration.
Mr. Boonyanit Wongrukmit, Governor of EGAT said that currently the global transition of the energy sector aims to achieve Carbon Neutrality. This contributes to both opportunities and challenges for every country, as they need to increase the share of electricity generation from renewable energy while ensuring the stability, flexibility, and quality of the power system. EGAT is, therefore, committed to developing technologies that will help achieve this important goal, especially energy storage systems and hydrogen as fuel for electricity generation. Since 2022, the Ministry of Energy of Thailand has collaborated with the Australian Embassy in various energy-related activities.
One of them is in the field of energy storage systems and hydrogen technologies. EGAT, as an energy organization under the supervision of the Ministry of Energy, has partnered with CSIRO through the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Potential Business Cooperation on Energy Storage Systems in Thailand to jointly study and research energy storage systems to enhance the stability of renewable energy, covering the design, safety, and supply chain of energy storage systems. Moreover, they have collaborated on research related to hydrogen, including production, storage, transportation, and the use of hydrogen as the fuel for electricity generation. The collaboration will span over a period of one year.
CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency, one of the largest and most diverse scientific research institutions in the world. It specializes in technologies that help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and conducts research to support both the government and private sectors in efficiently reducing carbon dioxide emissions from energy production and use to promote global energy system transformation. CSIRO also collaborates with industries and research agencies to manage national research infrastructure and collections as well as turn science into solutions to address the challenges that Australia faces beyond energy.