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gas cut-off

Egat readies

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) yesterday called a meeting of officials to work out preparatory measures to cope with a lengthy break in the supply of natural gas used in electricity production at a plant in Songkhla's Chana district.

The 28-day break was prompted by major maintenance at the plant until June 13, Egat official Woraphoj Inthong said.

He added that the break would mean a daily absence of 700 megawatts while the overall output in the Southern region was 2,300 megawatts, or 100MW short of the actual demand each day.

Egat said the demand of electricity would reach 3,000MW by 2017, when more power plants would be needed.

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