Guidelines in Local Alternative Energy Management of Communities in Thailand’s Central and Eastern Regions

  • Wisakha Phoochinda National Institute of Development Administration 118, Seri-Thai rd., Khaochan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240,Thailand
  • Boonchong Chawsithiwong Social and Environmental Development, Thailand
Keywords: appropriate technology, CIPP-Model, domestic energy needs, local alternative energy planning

Abstract

This qualitative study aims to assess the implementation of alternative energy in Thailand’s Central and Eastern Regions (TCERs). Thus, a CIPP-I (Context Input Process Product-Impact) Model was applied to establish the guidelines in local alternative energy management. Indepth interviews were carried out with the regional administration of the Ministry of Energy. Questionnaires were used to collected data from the local people. Results of this study revealed that the implementation of local energy management of communities in TCERs was at a moderate level. However, there was no continuation in the implementation in some communities due to lack of relevant support. This study has proposed guidelines in local alternative energy management for these regions.

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Author Biographies

Wisakha Phoochinda, National Institute of Development Administration 118, Seri-Thai rd., Khaochan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240,Thailand

Wisakha Phoochinda (corresponding author) is Associate Professor of School of Social and Environmental Development, National Institute of Development Administration. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, London. Her research interests include environmental and energy management and also environmental assessment, e.g. Environmental Management for Industries using the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy.

Contact Information
Dr. Wisakha Phoochinda
Graduate School of Social and Environmental Development. National Institute of Development Administration 118, Seri-Thai rd., Khaochan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240,Thailand E-mail: wisakha.p@nida.ac.th

Boonchong Chawsithiwong, Social and Environmental Development, Thailand

Boonchong Chawsithiwong is an Emeritus Professor at the School of Social and Environmental Development, Thailand. He earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Texas Medical Center at Houston and M.S in Environmental Health from the University of Hawaii at Honolulu. His fields of expertise are Environment and Safety management. He studied Public Administration at the Thailand National Institute of Development Administration at the master’s level and Public Health at the Prince Mahidol University at bachelor level. He has worked for the Thai Ministry of Industry and was assigned to be a Thai Delegation in the Montreal Protocol and the Basel Convention. With experience in the food and chemical industry he has served in the Thai Senate as a technical adviser and currently serves the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as a specialist Environmental Impact Assessment Committee.

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