Eventually, the country's much-feared power crisis came to pass without the major blackouts predicted in February by Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal.
Monks walk at the new Sai Sena Solar Park for the handover ceremony of the new green energy venture in Ayutthaya province. Solar energy provides a clean source of electricity, yet state regulations pose obstacles to its development. EPA/BARBARA WALTON
The false alarm has triggered public suspicion of whether the crisis was real or just a ploy with a hidden agenda _ a push for a new coal-fired power plant.
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