Govt reveals plan for energy crisis
- Published: 22 Feb 2013 at 16.13
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Power would be purchased from neighbouring countries, particularly Laos, and the national electricity grid would be bolstered by increased output from hyro-electic dams and coal and bunker oil-fueled plants to offset the shortfall of natural gas from Myanmar in April, Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan said on Friday.
He said these measures had been agreed on during talks involving the with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA).
Myanmar will reduced the supply of natural gas to Thailand from April 5 to April 14, to enable long-scheduled maintenance which has caught the government by surprise.
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