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Electricity use hits new record
« on: April 07, 2016, 02:32:17 PM »
Electricity use hits new record

Electricity usage hit a new high at 27,639.3 megawatts on Wednesday night as temperatures soared across the nation.

Soonchai Kumnoonsate, governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), said the new peak was recorded at 8.21pm.

Usage topped the previous record of 27,345.8 megawatts set on June 11.

He said the peak occurred at night as Wednesday was a national holiday, so demand spiked among both households and service providers, such as hotels and restaurants.

Mr Soonchai predicted daily electricity consumption could hit another new peak this year, spurred by daytime demand from industry, services and households.

The Egat governor assured the public that the state enterprise can meet power demands, but he urged people to help lower the load between March 20 and May 20 by keeping air conditioners clean, setting thermostats at 26C, turning off unnecessary lights, and switching to power-saving electric appliances.

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Re: Electricity use hits new record
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 11:38:48 AM »
Power usage sets new record on Tuesday

 Electricity usage soared to record high of 28,351.7 megawatts at 2.17 pm on Tuesday as average temperature for the whole country stood at 36.6 degree Celsius.

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) said the power consumption on Tuesday broke the record of 27,639.3 megawatts registered on April 6 at 8.21 pm.

Egat said that it had anticipated a surge in power usage during the hot summer and prepared itself to meet with the increased power demand.

However, it pleaded with household consumers to use power sparingly by switching off lights which are not used, to maintain the temperature of their airconditioners at 26 degree Celsius and to unplug electrical appliances which are not used.

Egat earlier launched a power conservation campaign for two months’ period starting March 20.

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Re: Sweltering heat keeps power consumption at a peak
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 10:15:09 PM »
Sweltering heat keeps power consumption at a peak

Electricity consumption peaked for the third consecutive day Wednesday afternoon due to the extremely hot weather.

Soonchai Kumnoonsate, governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), said the latest peak, the fifth so far this year, was recorded at 29,249.4 megawatts at 2.13pm when the average temperature in the country measured 38.1 degrees Celsius.

He attributed the soaring power consumption to hot weather in many regions, a weekday when businesses were operating, and the ongoing school holiday which caused high day-time power consumption at residences.

The five peaks happened in April alone, with the three latest peaks occurring daily from Monday onwards.

This year's new highs were recorded on April 6, 19, 25, 26, and 27 at 27,639.3MW, 28,351MW, 28,475.3MW, 29,004.6MW and 29,249.4MW respectively.

The latest peak even exceeded the Egat's previous anticipation of power demand for this year at 29,200MW.

The Meteorological Department predicted extremely hot weather in the North, the Northeast and the Central Plain on Wednesday and Thursday. It also expected rainstorms and hailstorms from Thursday to next Tuesday in some regions, beginning with the Northeast.

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Re: New record set for power consumption on May 11
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 02:39:56 PM »
Not surprising considering the heat - yesterday hottest in Sukhothai  was 44.5°C 

New record set for power consumption on May 11

 Electricity consumption broke the record for the 7th time this year with usage peaked at 2.12 pm on Wednesday at 29,600.8 megawatts, said Mr Soonchai Kamnoonseth, governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.

The last record was registered on April 28 with power consumption soared to 29,403.7 megawatts.

The governor said that power consumption in the industrial sector, service sector and households on Wednesday increased sharply because it was a working day after long holidays and coupled with the hot weather.

However, he assured that EGAT had enough power reserves to meet with power demand of up to 32,000 megawatts. He further said that EGAT made preparations to cope with anticipated increase in power consumption during the months of April and May by suspending major repairs, storing more bunker oil and natural gas in reserves and securing power supplies from Laos.

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