The EV beyond mobility

Electric car owners will soon find themselves making a greater contribution to the country than they ever imagined. Apart from reducing emissions, electric cars become potential “power plants” that strengthen…

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Are consumers paying price for electricity mismanagement in Thailand?

Over the next four months, electricity in Thailand will soar from 4 baht per unit to a record high of 4.72 baht. Authorities blame the hike on rising global fuel…

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Households, businesses to pay more for electricity from September as FT rate raised

Thailand’s Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has decided to raise the FT (fuel tariff) for electricity for September through December by 68.66 satang per unit, which will bring the average rate…

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Protests against EGAT’s purchase of electricity Luang Prabang Dam

A network of civil society groups in eight provinces of Thailand, through which the Mekong River flows, has submitted a petition to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expressing their concerns over…

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Thailand’s first floating solar panel power plant begins operation

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has started electricity generation at its hydro-floating solar hybrid project on the Sirindhorn Dam in the north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani. The project…

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Floating solar cell platforms in the reservoir. (Photo by Reuters)

Thailand close to completing massive floating solar farm

Thailand is close to completing one of the world’s biggest hydro-floating solar hybrid projects on the surface of a dam, part of steps towards boosting renewable energy production after years…

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PM orders help to be sent to flood victims in Thailand’s 4 southern provinces

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over the flooding in the country’s four southern provinces and has ordered manpower and materials to be rushed to the area. Government…

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Power consumption in Bangkok surges to new high Saturday night

Bangkok’s electricity consumption surged to a new high of 29,680.3 megawatts on Saturday night due mainly to widespread use of air-conditioners of the residential sector, said Mr Roengchai Kongthong, deputy…

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Government to give 1,500 baht/rai cash handouts to oil palm planters

In yet another populist move, the National Oil Palm Committee led by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan plans to give away 1,500 baht/rai cash handout to 150,000 oil palm planters…

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