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Egat prepares for sharp hike in summer power consumption

By The Nation

 

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The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has estimated that power consumption during late April and early May would peak at 29,000 megawatts (MW), which is two per cent more than the same period last year.

 

The agency has arranged measures to ensure a steady and balanced electricity supply amid the persistent summer heat. 

 

Egat deputy governor Rerngchai Kongthong said the demand in Bangkok and the five provinces in its vicinity would be as high as 10,500MW during the period.

 

All Egat power plants – as well as its network of privately-run IPP (Independent Power Producer) and SPP (Small Power Producer) plants – were told to do maintenance work only if necessary and to refrain from implementing any unnecessary changes during the summer (March-May), he said. 

 

This summer, the backup/reserve power-generating system’s capacity was at 30 per cent, which is sufficient to cope with emergencies, he said.

 

“Everyone can be confident that Egat will take care of power-generation and supplying systems to meet the demands,” he said, while urging everyone to help save energy by reducing unnecessary power usage.

 

Thailand’s official summer season began on February 21 and it was predicted that the mercury would peak at around 42-43 degrees Celsius in Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Tak, Nakhon Sawan and Kanchanaburi provinces while the South and Bangkok could touch up to 39 degrees Celsius.

 

When the weather is hot people tend to stay indoors and crank up their air-conditioners and other cooling devices – contributing to the hike in power consumption.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30365526

 

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Genset battery charged - Check.

Oil changed - Check.

Fuel tank full - Check.

Spare fuel - Check.

Auto start tested - Check.

 

OK bring on the power failures.

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The crazy thing is they are doing little to encourage solar PV installations thereby managing middle of day peak demand using renewable energy. It would also go a long way towards assisting to reduce the dreadful smog Bangkok and Chiang Mai have recently experienced.

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3 minutes ago, Tradewind777 said:

The crazy thing is they are doing little to encourage solar PV installations thereby managing middle of day peak demand using renewable energy. It would also go a long way towards assisting to reduce the dreadful smog Bangkok and Chiang Mai have recently experienced.

Solar requires sun. Pollution doesnt help so much. We run solar water wells and such and there is a significant difference in power supplied on smoggy days. Example todays pm is 144 where i am and Smoggy as hell. Our water pumps right now are running at 1903 rpm which isnt enough to start irrigation but yetserday at the same time 2687 rpm. Not a cloud is in the sky today. Pollutions coming from fires. Best to stop those AND push solar. We are in the process of tryig to find mains power suppliers to run our pumps because of this issue. Weve lost over 1000 banana plants in a month because of the smog directly effecting available sunlight. Its not much but enough to create a headache for us thats for sure.

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Solar requires sun. Pollution doesnt help so much. We run solar water wells and such and there is a significant difference in power supplied on smoggy days. Example todays pm is 144 where i am and Smoggy as hell. Our water pumps right now are running at 1903 rpm which isnt enough to start irrigation but yetserday at the same time 2687 rpm. Not a cloud is in the sky today. Pollutions coming from fires. Best to stop those AND push solar. We are in the process of tryig to find mains power suppliers to run our pumps because of this issue. Weve lost over 1000 banana plants in a month because of the smog directly effecting available sunlight. Its not much but enough to create a headache for us thats for sure.
Surprised to hear the smog affects solar pannels significantly. Thanks for the info.

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2 hours ago, unamazedloso said:

Solar requires sun. Pollution doesnt help so much. We run solar water wells and such and there is a significant difference in power supplied on smoggy days. Example todays pm is 144 where i am and Smoggy as hell. Our water pumps right now are running at 1903 rpm which isnt enough to start irrigation but yetserday at the same time 2687 rpm. Not a cloud is in the sky today. Pollutions coming from fires. Best to stop those AND push solar. We are in the process of tryig to find mains power suppliers to run our pumps because of this issue. Weve lost over 1000 banana plants in a month because of the smog directly effecting available sunlight. Its not much but enough to create a headache for us thats for sure.

now that is news I have not heard of that before of course, that is understandable (not good news)

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