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Power reserves get jolt

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Plans call for raising the country's power reserves from 15% to 20% in a bid to bolster energy security, says Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal. 

Thailand had total installed capacity of 32,961 megawatts as of April, but actual or standby capacity is quite lower. Power demand is nearly 27,000 MW during the hot season and 24,000 to 25,000 MW during the rainy and cool seasons.

Mr Pongsak noted that frequent supply disruptions of natural gas from Myanmar pose a risk of blackouts and brownouts.

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