In recent years, entrepreneurs in Thailand have put increased emphasis on sustainable operations by shifting to cleaner sources of energy and prioritizing the adoption of new technology. Subsequently, they are seeking cutting-edge, energy-saving technologies while smartly dicing down the operational costs along the way. A company that ticks all these boxes is Banpu NEXT, a subsidiary of Banpu Public Company Limited. Driving towards a “Greener & Smarter” strategy, Banpu NEXT is a leading smart clean energy solutions provider in Asia- Pacific. Banpu NEXT is committed to working towards customized technology to enhance communities in Thailand as well as creating a better quality of life for people in the community. “Leveraging our expertise in energy solutions at par with the international standards and our approach to combine various IoT-based platforms, we have enabled highly efficient management of energy systems,” asserts Somruedee Chaimongkol, CEO at Banpu NEXT.
The company consistently focuses on investment and project development in the clean energy sector and has ventured into an array of energy solutions including solar rooftop, energy storage systems, electric vehicles, and integrated energy management solutions for smart communities. It facilitates renewable power generation for self-consumption by providing solar rooftops, floating solar systems, solar carport solutions and has achieved solar installations totaling over 800 MW*, across domestic and overseas markets. The company deploys advanced technology to ensure the optimization of energy solutions, i.e. investigating PV panel by drone and thermal scanning to identify solar cell defects and real-time monitoring of solar systems by a central control room. Ranging from site survey and system design all the way through installations by specialized teams of engineers, Banpu NEXT pledges absolute quality assurance and safety in each of its projects. The firm’s engineers and customer service team promptly respond to any customers request and are dedicated to provide timely technical assistance, to ensure customer satisfaction.
To further strengthen its capabilities, Banpu NEXT has acquired 47.7 percent stake in Durapower Holdings Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based energy storage operator with presence around the world for nearly 10 years. This partnership has allowed Banpu NEXT to bolster its clean energy business with more substantial offerings in the area of storage battery design, battery manufacturing, and associated installation services for the automotive industry, as well as other industries dealing with power storage systems.
Riding on the back of our four decades of experience in energy solutions, we are looking forward to meet the diverse needs of customers and future energy trends
At par with global energy trends, Banpu NEXT has built its business ecosystem to ensure steady growth in the energy segment. A significant effort in this direction is the company’s Electric Vehicle business established under the concept of Mobility as a Service and is the first provider of ‘Integrated Electric Vehicle Fleet Management’ in Thailand. The company provides customized solutions to facilitate electric vehicles and fleet management, as well as system integration of hardware and digital technologies. Banpu NEXT has also partnered with companies like FOMM (First One Mile Mobility) and UMT (Urban Mobility Technology) to establish innovative solutions for small electric vehicles in Thailand. Most recently, Banpu NEXT has also developed one of the first marine tour electric ferries in Thailand.
Banpu NEXT is determined to fulfill the goal of building a smart community and a major step in that direction was the development of a smart city project at Rugby School, Thailand. Through its portfolio of smart solutions, the company is steering the school toward becoming a smart campus and is also responding to the government’s vision of Thailand 4.0.
The firm focuses on developing and offering state-ofthe- art energy technology solutions that address customers’ pain points or development gaps and then introduces and implements the right technology for right solution. Banpu NEXT’s solutions are sensible and efficient in terms of hardware and software technologies, ensuring the customers’ pain points are addressed and solved. These solutions are developed accurately under smart platforms which enable the users to monitor and control solutions via mobile application, in real time. These smart platforms could be implemented via Smart Poles or any designed access points via customized solutions. The company even applied its own patent of mobile solar energy box with micro-grid system. This energy innovation which was used to facilitate the required energy with art of decoration design during the “Sukhothai Loy Krathong and Candle Festival 2019”, the biggest Loy Krathong festival in Thailand, as well as the biggest music festival outdoor “Big Mountain Music Festival”. The objective of the event was to enable Thai people with experienced clean energy.
Leveraging the longstanding experience of its parent company as an international versatile energy provider, Banpu NEXT is on a quest to discover new technologies and innovations to help its clients embrace greener and smarter business strategies. The company is focusing on expanding its clean energy solutions across Asia-Pacific. “Riding on the back of our four decades of experience in energy solutions, we are looking forward to meeting the diverse needs of customers and future energy trends,” concludes Somruedee.