Banpu Infinergy Mou signing kicks off Phuket smart city plan

Corporate July 06, 2018 01:00

By The Nation

Banpu Infinergy Co Ltd, a one-stop service provider of total solar energy solutions with advanced technologies and a subsidiary of Banpu Plc, a integrated energy company in Asia-Pacific, and Phuket City Development, a social enterprise in Phuket, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly implement the “Renewable Energy Development under the Phuket Smart City Plan”.



The purpose of this project is to transform Phuket into a Smart City and respond to the government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative through renewable energy development. 

As part of this collaboration, Banpu Infinergy and Phuket City Development will study the feasibility of setting up microgrid systems through the use of energy storage systems in appropriate areas across Phuket, installing solar rooftop systems to make the best use of electricity and by exploring the possibility of using electric vehicles to enhance the population’s quality of life.

Banpu Plc’s chief executive officer and director of Banpu Infinergy Co Ltd Somruedee Chaimongkol said that Banpu Infinergy will continue to invest in renewable energy. 

The company will not limit itself to solar energy but also explore the possibility of expanding to energy storage and energy management systems to help the government achieve its Smart City initiatives.