Choonhapran, Phuwanart

Assistant Secretary General
Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)

Phuwanart Choonhapran is an assistant secretary general of the Office of Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Thailand, where he is responsible for gas provision regulations, gas demand forecast, standard contract terms for gas businesses, engineering and safety standards and promoting competition in gas sector. He has promoted the competition in gas business by introducing Third Party Access Regime and Transmission System Operator (TSO) Framework to accommodate new gas shippers. He is also responsible for the regulations of energy innovation and disruptive technologies.

Prior to this Phuwanart worked as a product manager for SIEMENS in Germany, where he performed risk and reliability analysis of power plants.

Phuwanart earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, his master’s degree from University of New South Wales, Australia and bachelor’s degree from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand.