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The government is ramping up energy-saving measures encompassing both state units and private organisations to help avert a blackout due to a scheduled disruption in the supply of gas from Myanmar. Many people are concerned about how they can contribute by cutting down on power consumption in their daily lives. Here are some voices from social media.
Adool Issara said he would put his computer on standby and turn it off every time he was not using it.
Kitsana Changprayoun said she would turn on a light only where it is needed and use public transport or bicycle for commuting.
Busaranee Uerak-Olan said she always turns off the light when it is not necessary.
Pattamaporn Sa-nga Wong, an interior designer, said she always unplugged electronic devices after using them. But as far as the electrical hot pot is concerned, if people need hot water all day, they should always put it in warm mode rather than unplug it.
"The Must Virasa" said he set the timer for turning off the aircon one hour before waking up.
@Biz_TheNation said people should be encouraged to use energy-saving electrical devices. They should also change their behaviour a little to help save power; for example, they should water the trees at night and wash a lot of clothes at one time.
Nara Thip said she used electricity only when it was necessary and sometimes she used an electric fan instead the air-conditioner.
Thiemjai Thongmuang said people could save power by supporting small family-run stores rather than large supermarkets that consume a lot of electricity.
Analai Tone said people could help reduce waste from unnecessary activities, like leaving the TV or computer turned on. Importantly, people should turn off the main switch rather than turning the TV off with the remote control. If you turn off the TV with remote control, it will still consume electricity, Analai said.
Nael Kung suggested that people work in a park using an iPad rather than sitting in the office using a big computer and consuming power.
Rungnapa Sukhmol said people's mindsets needed to change so that they were always thinking of saving energy. Then tangible practices will come out automatically.
"Nuboat in Wonderland" or @Nuboat says not watching soap dramas on TV could help save energy as well as well spending less time in office.
"Green Tea" said that to save electricity, social-media users must reduce time spent sharing and posting their status.
Similarly, Cholvivat Kositchaivat said social-media people could easily help save energy by reducing time spent on Facebook and LINE.
Patcharavadee June said she thought it was easy to save energy if people took public transport instead of driving.