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Heat triggers record electricity consumption

By The Nation

 

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Power demand reached a record high on Saturday night apparently as many people turned on their air-conditioners to fight the summer heat.

 

Roengchai Khongthong, deputy governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, disclosed on Sunday that power demand soared to 29,680.3 megawatts at 9.35pm on Saturday while the mercury hovered at around 32 degrees Celsius in Bangkok. 

 

The power demand on Saturday night broke the previous record of 29,618.8 megawatts recorded on the night of May 11, 2016. Back then, the temperature was round 33 degrees Celsius in Bangkok. 

 

Roengchai said although the demand for power had soared, Egat has implemented necessary measures to ensure adequate power supply.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30368049

 

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"Egat has implemented necessary measures to ensure adequate power supply."

 

Until it isn't.

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Why has there been no investment in solar power?  Lots of panels all over Vietnam.  Friends are selling excess solar power back to the National Grid - IN UK!

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3 hours ago, faraday said:

Adequate, stable power supply would be better.

 

The leccy was going up & down last night, like a pair of panties with no elastic. (I'm being polite) :laugh:

 

Even so, it's way cheaper than in the UK. 👍

what is the price in the uk?

 

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8 minutes ago, jobsworth said:

what is the price in the uk?

 

 

In the UK is about 12.5p per KWh (about 5 baht) In Thailand the metered rate is between 2 - 4 baht (raises as usage increases). But most condo's set their own rates at between 6 - 10 baht per KWh. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Crossy said:

Right now at 5AM (theoretically a low consumption time) our supply is down to 200V 😞

 

A local problem, inadequate transformers and power lines in some areas.
No voltage drop in other areas, like ours, even at peek times.

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1 hour ago, jonclark said:

 

In the UK is about 12.5p per KWh (about 5 baht) In Thailand the metered rate is between 2 - 4 baht (raises as usage increases). But most condo's set their own rates at between 6 - 10 baht per KWh. 

 

 

Plus 20% vat & the standing charge.

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2 hours ago, mikebell said:

Why has there been no investment in solar power?  Lots of panels all over Vietnam.  Friends are selling excess solar power back to the National Grid - IN UK!

Good point. With virtually round-the-year sunshine, solar is the obvious way to go here. Abundant, inexpensive electricity, reliable supplies, plus the creation of lots of jobs in manufacturing and fitting. The new government should make this sensible 'green' solution a priority.

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EGAT don’t want solar panels creating a duck curve in their business models. Not only does solar rob them of electricity sales revenue, it means their power stations must ramp morning and night as the peak demand is shifted from the middle of the day to morning and evenings. The baseload stations were never designed to operate under this circumstance. Keeping the masses dumb, poor and dependent is the mantra and none more than in the power utility business and particularly so in Thailand.

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Grammar

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4 hours ago, colinneil said:

How do you know about panties with no elastic?

You been peeking?:cheesy:

No! He wears them. 

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2 hours ago, mikebell said:

Why has there been no investment in solar power?  Lots of panels all over Vietnam.  Friends are selling excess solar power back to the National Grid - IN UK!

But quite how individual households, investing directly themselves in solar power, would provide a route for the rich rewards of energy conservation being fed back to the offshore accounts of the ruling elite and those they put in power I suspect is still unclear. Unless of course all solar energy suppliers in Thailand are nationalised 😉

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