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This research aims at; 1) to study the process of The Sustainable Community Energy Management with A Case Study of Nalueng Community in Wiangsa District of Nan Province;
2) to analyze the achievement conditions for sustainable community energy management in Nalueng Community; and 3) to examine the problems and obstacles to the sustainable community energy management.
The research data collecting and analyzing is based on qualitative research methodology comprising of documentary review, in-depth interview, non-participant observation and focus group. Methodological triangulation was employed for guarding against researcher bias and checking out accounts from different informants. Regarding on data analysis, the research made use of content analysis, data categorizing and interpreting, and logical analysis to seek for the linkage between the concepts, theories, relevant researches, and the targeted community context, including its societal, cultural and economic conditions.
The research found that the sustainable community energy depended on its concrete management that could lead to pragmatic outcomes. This could be accomplished through the four steps in the management processes: planning, organizing, leading (leadership and motivation) and controlling. Besides, methods for supporting the efficient and effective management processes were for examples decision-making, strategic management, human resource management, group management and the management of international environment. However, there were both internal and external factors leading to the sustainable community energy management. External factors should be supported from both public and private sectors, including Tambon Nalueng Administrative Organization, and the provincial energy office. Regarding on internal factors, these were community residents’ participations, and community energy plan which was made by the community residents and would become determinant for the energy development direction of the community.
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