RAC NA­MA Thai­land

The project promotes climate-friendly and energy-efficient cooling technologies in Thailand, with a special focus on domestic refrigerators, commercial refrigerators, air-conditioners, and chillers. Its first phase ended in July 2021.

Map with partner countries

Partner Countries

Nowadays, the use of refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) technologies accounts for approximately 50% of the electricity consumed in Thailand. Without effective intervention, the growing energy demand for cooling is projected to double by 2030. As the RAC sector is also one of the country’s largest greenhouse gases (GHG) emitters, reducing emissions from this sector will be key to help Thailand achieve its ambitious GHG mitigation targets of 20-25% by 2030.

At the same time, Thailand is an important industrial hub in the global RAC sector. To remain competitive, producers need to be well prepared to adjust to the changing requirements driven by international agreements. Consequently, their challenge will be to produce highly energy-efficient and climate-friendly technologies.

Facts RAC Thailand


RAC NAMA Thailand wants to reach the following goals:

  • Thailand receives support to achieve its energy saving and greenhouse gases mitigation targets.
  • Companies that produce refrigerators and air-conditioners stay competitive against imports. They improve the energy efficiency of their products and get to know new technologies.
  • Technicians learn important new skills that prepare them for the future.
  • Consumers have a wider choice of energy-efficient products and can save money on their electricity bills.


This video is being blocked because of your cookie settings.

Introduction to Green Cooling (Thai with english subtitles)

La­test News

Les­sons lear­ned: Con­ver­si­on of Thai pro­duc­tion li­nes for ref­ri­ge­ra­ti­on equip­ment

04/2021 , Publication - Brochure :

This report compiles the experiences of the first movers in the Thai RAC industry in switching to cleaner cooling: the barriers faced, the strategies developed, and the procedures that followed.

(opens enlarged image)

Thailand is an important manufacturing and export hub of refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) equipment. It is therefore important that Thai producers keep up with global trends and regulations for environmentally friendly refrigerants to remain competitive. This report summarizes the knowledge and experiences of production-line conversion to natural refrigerants, especially R290 and R600a, from the RAC producers participating in the RAC NAMA project. Future producers aiming to convert their RAC production lines from the conventional refrigerant to climate-friendly refrigerants should benefit from this guideline, which will be disseminated to the rest of the industry.