PM urges public to save energy
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday called on householders and businesses to use less electricity in April when gas supplies from Myanmar are disrupted for routine maintenance.
- Published: 23/02/2013 at 09:44 AM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Myanmar will close its Yadana gas field for annual maintenance from April 5-14, which would reduce by 25% the amount of natural gas supplied to Thailand for electricity production.
On her "Yingluck Government Meets the People" weekly programme on NBT, Ms Yingluck said the Energy Ministry had made plans to ensure sufficient electricity supply during the period.
She assured people that there would be no blackouts on April 5, the day that consumption of electricity is expected to peak.
Authorities are hopeful that any impact of power shortages will be limited as April 6 is the Chakri Day holiday, and the long Songkran break follows a few days later, so consumption will fall.
The prime minister said she had ordered all state offices to cut electricity use in order to help prevent an energy crisis from occurring.
About the author
- Writer: Online Reporters
- Position: Online Reporters