Project title: Urban Peri Urban Energy Access Project (UPEA-Phase III)

Objectives:The Urban and Peri Urban Energy Access (UPEA) project initiated by Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD) was aimed to address the energy access issues of the urban poor. Phase I of UPEA theme was a scoping phase - for initial assessment of energy situation, while phase II was a full thematic study. The current study (UPEA – Phase III) aimed to build upon and provide further details on the energy situation of the urban poor (in Thailand) gained from the previous studies of UPEA, and to offer recommendations to policy makers to improve clean energy access of the urban poor.

Specifically, the objectives of this research (current phase – III) were to: 

  • assess the current levels of access to modern forms of energy in the poor urban and peri-urban areas
  • identify the supply-side and the demand-side barriers to energy access for the urban poor
  • collect and compile barrier specific best practices i.e. successful policies that have supported energy access for the urban poor, and
  • provide specific recommendations to overcome barriers to enable energy access for the urban poor

Sub-thematic area: Energy access

Project PI: Prof. S. Kumar and Dr. P. Abdul Salam

Sponsor: Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD), Denmark

Location of the action: Thailand

Starting date: 01/08/2011

Project status: In progress

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