Promoting Household Energy Conservation in Thailand

The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) of Thailand, with support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), has initiated the Project titled “Promoting Household Energy Conservation through Feedback Services and Home Energy Audit on Residential Sustainable Lifestyle Programs” to promote energy conservation in Thai households through behavioral changes and adoption of energy efficient appliances. Under this project, IIEC, in partnership with the Engineering Solution Provider Co., Ltd. (ENSOP) and Jyukankyo Research Institute Inc. (Japan), provides technical assistance to PEA to implement project activities which include: conducting 4,200 household surveys and appliance retailer surveys in target provinces; developing household appliance and electricity consumption database; piloting energy consumption feedback and home energy audit services in 100 households.

As of July 2019, the project team completed electrical appliance and energy use surveys in more than 4,200 households in four provinces located in the Central and Southern regions of Thailand (Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom, and Phuket). The retailer surveys focusing on availability and energy performance of home appliances were also completed and databases populating with the results from the household and retailer surveys have been developed. Currently, the pilot implementation of energy consumption feedback and home energy audit services are underway.

International experiences have shown that provisions of information on energy consumption and simple no-cost energy efficiency measures to residential households are one of the most cost-effective measures to reduce energy consumption in the residential sector. The project aims to evaluate the impacts of the pilot energy consumption feedback and home energy audit services over the next two months.

Piloting Energy Consumption Feedback and Home Energy Audit Services in 100 Households

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