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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Clean Energy Technol.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/JOCET
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Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.
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JOCET 2013 Vol.1(2): 91-95 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2013.V1.22

Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change in Energy Management Sector: The Case of Thailand

Wongkot Wongsapai
Abstract—In developing countries, the technology needs assessment (TNA) is very important in defining the country development, especially in infrastructure issue. From UNEP RISØ Center approach, TNA with technology action plan in energy management sector in Thailand have been developed. By using the Multi-Criteria Decision Approach (MCDA) method, there are 29 energy technologies from four main area-based targets, i.e. (i) energy supply and transformation, (ii) renewable energy technologies (RETs), (iii) energy efficiency improvement in demand side, and, (iv) other energy technologies, which related to climate change impact mitigation are identified and assess the mitigation the effects of climate change technology. The ten factors consist of eight “readiness” and two “impact” factors have been applied and weighted to prioritize to all 29 energy technologies to find out the final technologies. The results of technology prioritization are concluded as all possible options as follows; i.e. (i) smart grid, (ii) waste to power generation, (iii) second and third generation of biofuels (iv) energy efficient in combustion in industry sector, and (v) carbon capture and storage (CCS). The technology action plans (TAP) of these five prioritized technologies have then been developed by using the mapping technique. The major barriers of TNA have also been analyzed with solution finding and diffusion preparation. All of the five selected technologies are vital mitigation technologies in the increasing of the capacity and efficiency of energy development and management in Thailand.

Index Terms—Multi-criteria approach, technology needs assessment, Thailand

Wongkot Wongsapai is with Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (email:


Cite:Wongkot Wongsapai, "Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change in Energy Management Sector: The Case of Thailand," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 91-95, 2013.

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