A national energy model for Thailand


Like many other developing countries, Thailand has a variety of organizations involved in energy and environmental policy making and research. And also like many other developing countries there is precious little sharing of data among these organizations.

To address this problem, Thailand’s Joint Graduate School on Energy and Environment (JGSEE) developed a common energy-environment model and statistical database for use by all relevant organizations in Thailand.

It was envisioned that the Thailand National Energy Model (TNEM) will enable officials and researchers to coordinate and share their data and will thus contribute to the building of local capacity for energy and environment planning.

The project was particularly important, since it provided direct support for Thailand’s ambitious and proactive set of energy policy targets.

SEI’s LEAP software was used in the development of the TNEM.

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