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Media channels to be used for encouraging shift towards renewable energy

By THE NATION

 

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The Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has kicked off a campaign to promote the use of clean and renewable energy among Thai people using media channels as the agents of change, ERC deputy secretary-general Kittipong Pinyotrakool said on Friday (July 31.)

 

 

“This ‘Thai Media Network for Alternative Energy’ campaign will be financed by the Electricity Development Fund which is a part of ERC’s budget for fiscal 2020,” he said. “The preliminary phase has been carried out since late 2019 when ERC has been organising focus group interview sessions with local media outlets in Bangkok and all other regions of Thailand.”

 

Darunwan Chanpipathanachai, managing director at The X Solution and campaign manager, added that the media network would include both traditional media such as television, radio and print and also online channels.

 

“The participating media will act as influencers to introduce change in power consumption in their responsible communities,” she added. “They will help educate the public about various types of alternative energy, such as solar power and refuse-derived fuel, how to use and manage them and the benefits of using clean, renewable energy. Campaign members will hold a meeting regularly to review the performance and revise media strategies.”

 

Campaign consultant Manoon Siriwan added that the campaign will help create understanding about alternative energy among local communities and provide them with a chance to take part in energy-related policies initiated by the government. “We hope that this campaign will help inspire local people to come up with energy related campaigns in the future that help improve energy generating efficiency as well as reduce environmental impacts,” he added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30392278

 

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29 minutes ago, johng said:

...  paying people  to feed electricity into the national grid.

 

They already do, IF you can manage to join the scheme (paperwork^10) and IF you don't mind being paid 2 Baht per unit exported (and paying 4.5 Baht when you re-import at night).

 

Many, many small solar systems are just spinning the meter backwards on export (doesn't work with an electronic meter and it's actually not permitted).

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7 hours ago, Crossy said:

 

They already do, IF you can manage to join the scheme (paperwork^10) and IF you don't mind being paid 2 Baht per unit exported (and paying 4.5 Baht when you re-import at night).

 

Many, many small solar systems are just spinning the meter backwards on export (doesn't work with an electronic meter and it's actually not permitted).

furthermore, really dangerous feeding back into the grid. If somewhere down the line the fuse on the transformer burns and the maintenance guy comes to fix the issue, he still face a live line which should be dead. And everybody knows, safety first in Thailand. I've never seen that this guy from PEA doing a LOTO if he fixes the transformer in our village.
But, mai pen rai, I have saved some bucks.

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Get people to stop burning everything, throwing trash everywhere, and driving safer first 

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The sun is nearly always out why are they 15 years behind the curve is something I often wondered until I looked at the price 🤔 

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9 hours ago, OttoPollmann said:

furthermore, really dangerous feeding back into the grid. If somewhere down the line the fuse on the transformer burns and the maintenance guy comes to fix the issue, he still face a live line which should be dead. And everybody knows, safety first in Thailand. I've never seen that this guy from PEA doing a LOTO if he fixes the transformer in our village.
But, mai pen rai, I have saved some bucks.

 

No, not really.

 

I've not seen a domestic level grid-tie inverter that does not have "island protection" which shuts down the inverter in the event of mains failure. No hazard to the boys working to get the juice back on.

 

There are millions of installations around the world like this.

 

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