Students needed to clean airconditioners

national April 02, 2012 00:00

By The Nation

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Vocational students will help the country save electricity by helping to clean 8,000 airconditioners at government agencies in 76 provinces.


The Vocational Education Commission and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) last week signed an agreement to run this project.
Sombat Saengsawangsajjakul, deputy secretarygeneral of the agency, said it wants the students to practice their skills and offer assistance to help the nation reduce energy consumption.
The agency has assigned 76 vocational schools in 76 provinces to clean airconditioners at government offices, including hospitals and city halls in those provinces, while Egat will provide the funds to operate this project.
Cleaning airconditioners every six months can decrease electricity consumption by 10 per cent.
Thailand has 7 million air conditioners and if all of them are cleaned, it will save 2 billion units of electricity or Bt6 billion and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1 million tonnes per year. 

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