Electricity Energy Project

This report evaluated the Thailand Promotion of Electricity Energy Efficiency (TPEEE) Project, which was co-financed by the GEF (US$9 million). The project was national in scope and consisted of a five-year demand-side management (DSM) plan. It was implemented by the Demand-Side Management Office (DSMO) of the state-owned public electricity utility, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).

Lessons learned include:

  1. Consumer awareness, consumer and investor knowledge and confidence in energy efficiency products is a key objective for an effective DSM program;
  2. Capacity building it is helpful to begin with programs that do not require extensive cooperation with other agencies;
  3. Program design, a program should be designed in a way that allows "early wins" that then lead to expanded programs.
  4. Commercial markets, ESCO (Energy Services Company) models must be developed to suit the local or national business culture
  5. Sustainability, voluntary programs are useful as a necessary step toward the development of minimum standards. This is relevant to both low and high incremental cost products. To sustain energy efficiency achievements, however, mandatory standards may be required.
  6. Also, with internal planning, it is important to have an external, third-party monitor and an evaluation process/ agency involved on a regular basis. This leads to credible data and confidence in the reported results of the programs.

Full Evaluation: 

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Energy efficiency

Theme of Evaluation: 

Other Energy Efficiency

GEF Funding: 

Yes

Level of Evaluation: 

Country

Region: 

East Asia and Pacific

Type of Evaluation: 

Implementation Completion Report

Country: 

Thailand

Institution: 

World Bank

Evaluation Author: 

East Asia Energy and Mining Sector Unit (EASEG)

Year of Evaluation: 

2000