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          EGAT provides supports in organizing the ‘IEEE PES GTD ASIA 2019’ showcasing Thailand’s potential in energy with an exhibition under the theme “Innovate Power Solutions for a Better Life”on March 19-23, 2019, at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok.


         On February 13, 2019, Mr. Viboon Rerksirathai, EGAT Governor, attended the press conference of the world class electricity and energy event held for the first time in Thailand, namely the “IEEE PES GTD Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia 2019” or “IEEE PES GTD ASIA 2019,” hosted by the IEEE Power & Energy Society – Thailand and the Association of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of Thailand (IEEE Thailand Section). The press conference was also attended by Asst. prof. Dr. Nopbhorn Leeprechanon, Chairman of the event, Mr. Sompong Preeprem, Governor of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Mr. Kirapat Jiamset, Governor of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and the executives of PTT Public Co. Ltd., ABB Co. Ltd., Sinohydro (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co. Ltd., B.Grimm Power Public Co. Ltd. and Gulf Energy Development Public Co. Ltd.. In the press conference, Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) (TCEB) delivered the event supporting statement and the opening remark, at Silk 1-2 Conference Room, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok.


         Mr. Viboon Rerksirathai, EGAT Governor said that EGAT is ready to organize the exhibition on “Innovate Power Solutions for a Better Life,” the vision driving EGAT to get over the time of disruptive technology and responding to the government’s strategy Thailand 4.0. With modern technologies on environmentally-friendly power generation to improve power system efficiency and stability, people can use electricity consistently, despite of system maintenances. The exhibition will be divided into 3 parts which are 1. EGAT power plant improvement to be flexible power plants in response to renewable energy, 2. Battery Energy Storage System: BESS at 2 EGAT high voltage power stations, which are the largest projects in ASEAN region and will be expanded to all areas to support the role of Thailand as a Power Hub of ASEAN and 3. Hydro – floating solar hybrid system project in EGAT reservoirs, which is the largest hybrid system of the world and can supply electricity during day and night, to enhance the stability of the whole power system.

         Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, said that TCEB will fully support the IEEE PES GTD ASIA 2019 as it is the world class energy event held for the first time in Thailand. Due to the government policy to stimulate economic growth and to promote innovation development for the age of Thailand 4.0, this event will contribute to boost economy, promote research development and elevate Thailand’s electricity and energy innovations to an international level, concretely.


         The IEEE PES GTD ASIA 2019, held during March 19 – 23, 2019, at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, will be the international conference and exhibition under the theme ‘Big Shift in Power and Energy’ with the contents on Power Generation (PG), Transmission and Distribution (T&D), Renewable Energy (RE) and related digital industries such as Smart City and Data Center. In the conference, there will be experts related to electrical engineering and energy, participating speakers for 30 topics including Future Trend of Alternative Energy, Solar Energy, Biomass Energy, Bioenergy, Electric Vehicle, Data Center and Internet of Things (IoT), which are the upcoming alternative electricity management. It is expected that around 400 exhibitions will be organized by entrepreneurs related to electricity and energy, and around 10,000 participants will attend this conference and visit the exhibition.