Thailand's power consumption hits new high: Energy official

Breaking News April 21, 2015 17:14

By The Nation

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Thailand's power consumption has hit a new record today at 27,139 megawatts, according to Deputy Energy Permanent Secretary Twarath Sutabutr.

He attributed the new record to the persistent heat, with average temperature of 38.3 degree Celcius across the country.
He noted that it is possible that Thailand would make new records this year, if the weather condition remains unchanged. More power consumption is expected from all segments particularly the business sector. 
"Primarily, the power consumption increased due to air-conditioners," he said.
The new power peak was recorded at 2.13pm today, according to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.
The previous peak was recorded on April 7, at 27.056.8MW.

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