Technical and Financial Analysis of an Optimally Placed Wind Farm Project Development Using a Binary PSO Program
Weerakorn Ongsakul, PhD, CFA
Dept. of Energy, Environment and Climate Change
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Professor Weerakorn Ongsakul, PhD, CFA obtained B.Eng. (Electrical Eng.) in 1988 from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; M.S. and Ph.D. (Electrical Eng.) from Texas A&M University, USA in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor of Energy. He served as a Dean of School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology from September 2009 to June 2013. His research encompasses the areas of Intelligent System Applications to Energy, Power System Operation & Control, Power System Restructuring and Deregulation, Smart Grid, and Energy Risk & Financial Risk Management. He has conducted projects sponsored by Sida, EC-ASEAN Energy Facility/ACE and EU-Thailand Economic Co-operation Small Project Facility, and projects sponsored by Energy Conservation and Promotion Fund and Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) with a combined funding of US$3.0 million. Based on his research work, he has published more than 81 international refereed journal articles and 135 conference proceedings papers. He served as an Energy Specialist, Energy Standing Committee, Senate of Thailand during 2008-2011, a consultant of Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) in 2011-2012. He is currently serving as Executive Director of Bangchak Innitiative and Innovation Center@AIT (BIIC@AIT), Secretary General of the Greater Mekong Subregion Academic and Research Network (GMSARN), Editor-in-Chief of GMSARN International Journal (Indexed by SCOPUS). He co-authored one book entitled Artificial Intelligence in Power System Optimization, published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis in March 2013, and subsequently translated to Chinese by China Machine Press, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis in February 2016. He also received a number of national awards and recognitions which include amongst others, the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand (Fifth Class) in 2008, the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant (Fifth Class) in 2010, and the Royal Decoration on Companion (Seventh Class) of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunakorn bestowed by H.M. the King of Thailand in 2011. In addition, he has been a CFA Charterholder since Sept 2017.