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Blackout was 'nobody's fault'

Lightning mixed with low capacity in South

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  • Writer: Yuthana Praiwan & Nanchanok Wongsamuth
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The southern province power outage last week was no one's fault as it was caused by lightning while most of the power plants were shut down for repair after being overloaded during the summer, said the energy regulator. 

Pallapa Ruangrong, a member of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), said the incident last Tuesday could not be helped as several factors happened at the same time.

"We interrogated the responsible parties and found one of two high-voltage transmission lines sending power to the South was under repair from heavy summer use, while the other one was hit by lightning," said Ms Pallapa.

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