MEA mobilises its staff to ensure electricity safety and provide flood relief

MEA mobilises its staff to ensure electricity safety and provide flood relief

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) has continuously mobilised staff to check electrical equipment and power distribution systems as well as delivering survival bags to communities affected by floods. The MEA has also monitored water levels to ensure that meters installed on electricity poles are safe. MEA urges the public to inspect home electrical equipment such as power cables, power outlets, and light switches to prevent danger of electric leakage, and get help as needed from MEA maintenance personnel available 24 hours a day.

MEA under the Ministry of Interior is committed to efficient power distribution that can support emergency situations and outages in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Samut Prakan. MEA has implemented its 24-hour maintenance plan to solve problems in all sectors in accordance with National Disaster Management Command Headquarters policy. 

MEA has installed an accessory at key water pumping stations that increases stability. The electrical system is connected to SCADA and DMS systems to automatically direct power supply. This improves management and enables data analysis and operation of efficient and safe electricity distribution. Staff have been assigned to supervise 10 key spots, including pumping stations, drainage tunnels, and underpass tunnels in all 492 service areas. 

Currently, people in areas that might be affected by flooding, including communities outside embankment-protected areas and near lowland areas, MEA recommends moving electrical equipment and power plugs to a safe higher place and keeping tree branches away from electrical wires as wet branches could conduct leakages. For billboards, please check the strength of fixtures and make sure the structure is in a stable, safe condition. It is also recommended to follow the news closely. 

If people see damaged electrical cables or electrical equipment, they are asked to notify MEA officials via: MEA Call Center at 1130, MEA social media platforms, or MEA Smart Life application on iOS and Android smartphones 24-hour downloadable at http://onelink.to/measmartlife


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