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Egat looks to Malaysia for power

Move will prevent threatened blackouts

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  • Writer: Yuthana Praiwan and Nareerat Wiriyapong
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The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) plans to increase electricity reserves to 1,000 megawatts from the expected 700 MW during April's scheduled disruption in the supply of natural gas from Myanmar. 

Thana Putarungsi, Egat's deputy governor for transmission systems, said to avert possible blackouts in Thailand from April 4-14, Egat will ask Malaysia's utility to supply 200 MW of electricity.

Egat will also ask the operators of power plants fuelled by bunker oil and diesel to produce the maximum output so an additional 30 MW will be generated on top of the existing 1,400 MW, he said.

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