Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency
Energy management is the effective use of energy to maximise profits (minimise costs). A comprehensive energy management program is not purely technical. It takes into account planning and communication as well as marketing. Energy management includes energy productivity and energy awareness. Energy conservation and energy efficency in residential and commerical buildings, transportation and industries are necessary to the country, as an energy importing country. To achieve energy saving targets, information on end-use devices in residential and commercial buildings, industries, and transport demand is necessary.
Integrated Resource Planning and CO2 Mitigation
Traditionally, the method used in the power expansion process is to identify the sequence of generation additions, which results in supplying the forecast load at the minimum total costs. This has concentrated almost exclusively on conventional supply-side fossil-based options. However, the saving of electricity through a demand side management (DSM) program is equivalent to building a new power generating unit. This concept is known as integrated resource planning (IRP). Therefore, the DSM options in the energy sector are evaluated in the IRP process. In addition to energy efficiency improvement, CO2emissions and other environmental emissions are mitigated in the IRP process when both DSM options and renewable energy technologies & low-carbon technologies are included.
Energy-Environment Modeling and CO2 Mitigation
The energy-environment modeling accounts for how energy is consumed, converted and produced in a given energy system under a range of alternative assumptions on population and GDP, economic development, technology, price, market penetration rates for new technologies such as efficient end-use devices and renewable energy technologies, fuel availability and trade, and CO2 emissions.
Methodologies include both top-down projections of energy demand based on macroeconomic indicators (price, GDP), and detailed bottom-up forecasts based on end-use analysis. In addition, both final and useful energy demand analyses, transport demand modeling for transportation, and technology and environmental databases, such as GHG emisisons database, are included.
The alternative energy demand and supply strategies under different user defined and physical constraints can be formulated and evaluated under simulation methods in scenario-based modeling or optimisation methods using Linear Programming (LP) and Non-Linear Programming (NLP).
|Master Theses Supervised|
|2000 :||Sudaporn Chungloo. An Assessment of Energy Conservation Opportunities in Thai Commercial Buildings: Analyses of Building Envelope.|
|2003 :||Raksit Thitipatanapong. An Experimental Study of Direct Contact Ice Slurry Production System.|
|Current :||Kong Pagnarith. Long Term Electricity Supply Planning in Selected GMS Countries: Case Studies of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
|Doctoral Theses Supervised|
|2004 :||Somporn Tanatvanit. Mitigating Environmental Emissions from the Energy Sector: Analysis of Technical and Policy Options in Thailand.|
|2007 :||Sudaporn Chungloo. Experimental and Commercial Studies of Solar Chimney and Wetted Roof: An Application in the Hot and Humid Climate.|
|Current :||Pornphimol Winyuchakrit. Analyses of Energy Intensity and CO2 Mitigation in Households, Transportation, and Industry for Long-term Energy Planning in Thailand.|
|Current :||Panida Thepkhun. Dynamic LCA of Biofuels: the Energy and Emission Approach.|