Energy transition pathways for the 2030 agenda: sustainable energy transition road map for Chiang Rai Province, Thailand

The Sustainable Energy Transition Road Map for Chiang Rai Province has two main objectives. First, it aims to establish a scenario baseline for 2019-2030, considering the current policy settings. Second, it identifies the measures and technological options that could raise Chiang Rai’s efforts to align with the SDG 7 targets, national targets as well as achieving deep decarbonization of its energy system. The four scenarios are presented in this road map: The Current Policy scenario (CPS), which has been developed based on existing policies and plans and used to identify the gaps in existing initiatives in aligning with the SDG 7 targets and national targets and commitment towards the Paris Agreement; The Sustainable Energy Transition (SET) scenario, which presents technological options and policy measures that will help the city to align its development with the SDG 7 targets and national targets; The Sustainable Transport strategies (STS) explore how the province can further transition its transport sector through a greater degree of mass public transport and electric vehicles usage; The Towards Net Zero (TNZ) scenario, the most ambitious scenario, looks at a pathway for moving towards a net zero society in the near future, through decarbonizing the electricity supply, fuel substitution and more ambitious electrification.