CMU researchers develop online platform for Mae Moh Smart City project

16 August 2022

Faculty of Engineering

        Associate Professor Dr. Sate Sampattagul, Director of Climate Change Data Centre (CCDC), led a team of CMU researchers in the development of an online platform that links energy and environmental data and drives the project Mae Moh Smart and Livable City Towards Climate Change Net Zero, which is a collaboration between EGAT Mae Moh and CMU.

       The three-year, bilateral agreement was signed by Professor Dr. Pongrak Sribanditmongkol, CMU President ad interim, and Mr. Charan Khamngoen, Assistant Governor of Electricity Generating 2, EGAT Mae Moh. Held on August 11, 2022, at the Mung Ngan Loet Room, Office of Public Relations, EGAT Mae Moh, the signing ceremony was chaired and witnessed by Ms. Ubonrat Phuangphinyo, Head of the Lampang Provincial Office.

       This collaboration, led by the CCDC with the support of staff from various faculties and the ITSC, will make use of the knowledge and expertise in technology and innovation to bring database development to the next level. Also, a big data system will be used to manage existing data in the document format, the management capacity of existing data which is in the document form into a big data system. Maps illustrating energy and environmental risks in all dimensions, city development approach and measures in dealing with energy and environmental problems are created. The data platform on energy and environment are linked to the city data platform. These efforts are implemented as part of Mae Moh’s goal of becoming a net zero city and will serve as tools for the management of city development, as well as promote locals’ understanding and awareness of disaster alert, prevention, and response. Related public and private organisations, and stakeholders will be able to use the data for effective city development planning and policy-making.

       The process starts with developing an online database to collect data from various agencies. Sensors will be installed to keep track of the data on climate and pollution, as well as energy use and saving in the Mae Moh area in real-time. Then, maps illustrating energy and environmental risks will be created and published as open data, accessible to the app and urban developers. The developed platform will serve as a communication tool with locals so that they learn to adapt and have good livelihoods in a smart, net-zero city climate change.