DSM Program Evaluation - Thailand (1999)

The objective of this project is to conduct a process and impact evaluation of Thailand’s six-year, US$190 million demand-side management program which is the first comprehensive program implemented in Asia. The extent of the evaluation program involves determining customer attitudes and the satisfaction of manufacturers and distributors of air conditioner, refrigerator, compact fluorescent lamps, and thin tube fluorescent lamps.

Service Provided: 1) Survey of consumer end-use patterns; 2) Survey of manufacturers and distributors of energy-efficient products to determine the impact of the DSM program on production and sales; 3) In-person interviews with manufacturers of conditioners, refrigerators, compact fluorescent lamps, and thin-tube fluorescent lamps; and 4) Mail survey of 170 retailers (“green shops”) who participated in the no-interest loan program for high-efficiency air conditioners.

Funding Agency/Client: World Bank / Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)

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