Effective energy efficiency policy implementation targetion "New Modern Energy CONsumers" in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Kick-off meeting on June 26-27, 2013 at KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand

Kick-off Meeting

On June 26-27 2013, Assoc.Prof.Dr.Bundit Fungtammasan, the vice president for research of KMUTT, has come to open the kick-off meeting of Effective energy efficiency policy implementation targeting “new Modern Energy CONsumers” in the Greater Mekong Subregion, or MECON project, led by Dr. Milou Beerepoot, a visiting professor at JGSEE.

The 2-years research project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), aims to reduce household expenditure on energy, especially for those who have access to grid electricity but have low incomes. This target group is expected to elevate its income and standard of living, including its energy consumption in the near future. Therefore, the project is designed to be proactive in order to cope with the foreseen situation.

This project is the collaboration between five forefront research institutes in Greater Mekong Subregion which are Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam), National University of Laos (Laos), Myanmar Engineering Society (Myanmar), Royal University of Agriculture (Cambodia), Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment or JGSEE (Thailand), including another research partner from United Kingdom, University College London (UCL). Another goal of the project is to enhance the research capacity and strengthen the connection between the project partners as well.