Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), over the next three years, MHI and Mitsubishi Power will exchange experiences and information on the areas with EGAT.

It is hoped the partnership support efforts to meet Thailand’s goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, ahead of meeting carbon neutrality by 2050, and Net Zero emissions by 2065.

This year (2022) alone, MHI has announced several power generation projects and studies using hydrogen. In January, with JERA, MHI confirmed they would carry out a project that aims to develop an ammonia single-fuel burner, suitable for coal-fired boilers.

Read more: JERA, MHI to develop an ammonia single-fuel burner suitable for coal-fired boilers

In November, MHI signed an agreement with Indonesia Power to commence three feasibility studies focused on co-firing less carbon-intensive fuels, such as ammonia, at power plants.

Read more: MHI and Indonesia Power investigate co-firing plants with hydrogen and ammonia in Indonesia

“MHI Group has played an instrumental role in Thailand’s vibrant energy growth story for more than five decades,” said Ryo Takubo, President and Managing Director of MHI. “Looking ahead, we will continue to contribute our capabilities around world-class gas turbines, which are being developed to co-fire cleaner fuels like hydrogen and ammonia, and CCUS technologies that are critical to lowering emissions.”

A report by Wärtsilä Energy found that hydrogen-based fuels produced from renewable sources could be key for seasonal balancing in power plants in Southeast Asia as the region looks to meet Net Zero.

Read more: Hydrogen key for power balancing in Southeast Asia’s journey to Net Zero, report finds

Thidade Eiamsai, Deputy Governor of Power Plant Development and Renewable Energy at EGAT, added, “We’ve built a trusted relationship with Mitsubishi Power over the last few decades, and believe that this agreement will combine both our technological expertise and understanding of local needs to facilitate Thailand’s energy transition in accordance with the National Energy Plan. We are grateful for Mitsubishi Power’s collaboration and are excited to continue powering the energy sector in Thailand together.”


An interactive platform for specialty talks on the latest hot topics and key trends, given by influential industry figures and authorities.

With the help of an actively engaged audience, there is opportunity for a collaborative Q&A session with discussions, debates and live feedback.

All of H2 View’s previous webinars are available on-demand for free; catch up here. And you can view H2 View’s 2022 webinar programme here.