Business leaders pledge to use energy-saving measures to avoid blackouts during next month's scheduled disruption in natural gas supply from Myanmar.
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) yesterday said they are ready to apply measures to save energy from April 5-14 during platform maintenance in the Yadana field in the Gulf of Martaban.
The supply disruption is expected to lower Thailand's electricity reserve to only 2% or 767 megawatts during that period. Gas from Myanmar accounts for nearly 40% of the Thai supply, while 70% of local power generation relies on gas.
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