Department of Energy Business Energy Ministry
The Ministry of Energy is in charge of energy acquisition, development, and administration, as well as other obligations that are stipulated in relevant legislation as the Ministry’s or its departments’ authority and duties.
The following departments, together with their respective tasks, report to the Ministry of Energy:
- Minister’s Office: Responsible for and supportive of the Minister of Energy’s political missions in partnership with the cabinet, Parliament, and the general public; and manages responses to enquiries, explanations on motions, legislation, and other political issues.
- Permanent Secretary’s Office: Create strategies and translate Ministry policies into action plans, allocate resources and manage staff to achieve Ministry objectives and missions, and coordinate international energy cooperation.
- Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDP): Promote energy efficiency, monitor energy conservation initiatives, undertake alternative energy research, and disseminate energy-related technologies.
- Department of Energy Business (DOEB): Regulate energy quality and safety standards, including their environmental and security consequences, and continually improve standards to protect the interests of consumers.
- Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF): Promote and expedite energy procurement by allowing for the discovery and development of energy resources both in Thailand and beyond.
- Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO): Make recommendations on national energy policies and planning, establish energy measures, and implement preventive and corrective measures in the event of an oil shortage to ensure an adequate and efficient energy supply that is consistent with the country’s economic conditions.
The following are the State Enterprises under the Ministry of Energy:
- Thailand’s Electricity Generating Authority (EGAT)
- Metropolitan Authority for Electricity (MEA)
- Provincial Authority for Electricity (PEA)
The following two autonomous public companies are administered by the Ministry of Energy:
- PTT Public Company Limited (PTT)
- Public Company Bangchak Petroleum Limited (BCP)
The following are the Public Organizations:
- The Energy Fund Administration Institute (Public Organization), EFAI.
- The Electricity Regulatory Board, abbreviated as the ERB
Department of Energy Business (DOEB)
As previously stated, the Department of Energy Business is a department within the Ministry of Energy that is responsible for quality and safety regulations for any energy business in the Kingdom of Thailand to ensure quality and safety standards are met by any manufacturers or organizations doing business with energy and fuels.
DOEB is in charge of releasing mandatory regulations and standards for business-entrepreneurs to comply with in order to do business in Thailand, as well as inspecting, verifying, and approving for related certificates and verifications for equipment, activities, and tools related to energy business, as well as updating and revising those standards and measurements on a regular basis in accordance with international agreements.
- Supervise the security, safety, trade quality and environment of the energy business in accordance with good governance principles.
- To be the country’s energy business information center
- Enhancing knowledge on energy for entrepreneurs and people
- Promote the energy business to have fair competition protect consumers and people
- Develop standards, quality, and safety of the energy business to meet international standards.
Supervise the energy business according to international standards by good governance.
As DOEB is the regulator and enhancer for any Energy related business in Thailand, it is mandatory and necessary to align and work with DOEB for safe and complete operation of energy and natural fuel resources. Once your business and process system are registered and issued license by DOEB, you can commercially run your business and start the process right away.