ENERGY DEMAND ANALYSIS: THE CASE OF RURAL ENERGY …

Technology Thonburi. The surveyed data which include energy comsumption and the socio-economic background of the rural households were analyzed statis...

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ENERGY DEMAND ANALYSIS: THE CASE OF RURAL ENERGY SURVEY IN THAILAND ผูรับผิดชอบโครงการ : Pojanie Khummongkol, Adisan Pongpullponsak, Pongsa Pornchiwiseskul, Damrong Khummongkol เผยแพรผลงาน : Proceeding National Training Course on Wood Energy Planning in Lao PDR Viantiane Province, Laos, 20 - 27 July, 1998. It is widely accepted that energy, one of the major factors, has an imminent impact on the country development and people’s living standard. Social and economic change in one sector of the country may unavoidably affect the energy distribution pattem of the whole country, and as a consequence, imbalance the development of other sectors. To be ready and well prepared for any possible alteration, regular monitoring of energy consumption in each sector is essential, primary data must be collected correctly and efficiently and then analyzed thoroughly. In 1980, the Department of Energy Development and Promotion initiated a project to monitor the energy consumption of the households in the rural area throughout Thailand. The project is then continued and the field survey is conducted in every 4-5 years. In 1996, the fourth survey was launched under the responsibility of the School of Energy and Materials, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi. The surveyed data which include energy comsumption and the socioeconomic background of the rural households were analyzed statistically, and a mathematical model to predict the energy demand of the rural households in the future and during the off-year survey was developed. The detail of the study is summarized in this report.