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         EGAT Mae Moh received the Smart City Promotion Zone Certificate in the Mae Moh Pleasant City Project. EGAT has cooperated with all sectors to improve the quality of life of Mae Moh people and hopes for Mae Moh to become one of Thailand’s future smart cities under the concept of “3 Smart” namely Smart Environment, Smart Energy, and Smart Economy.

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         On October 31, 2019, Mr. Polsri Suvisisarsa, EGAT’s Assistant Governor – Generation 2, as a member of the Smart City Development Committee in the area of EGAT’s Mae Moh Power Plant and the surrounding area (Mae Moh Smart City), and Mr. Nimit Phadungsinpairoj, Mae Moh District Chief of Lampang Province received the Smart City Promotion Zone Certificate in the Mae Moh Pleasant City Project from General Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister. General Prawit Wongsuwan chaired the ceremony at the international seminar and exhibition “Digital Thailand Big Bang 2019” held by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society. Mrs. Sukanya Wattanaprateep, EGAT’s Director of Sustainability Strategy Division, Mrs. Dhewatchara Aphaiphuminart, EGAT’s Director of Business Development Division, and Mr. Manote Chuchatvanakul, EGAT’s Director of Mae Moh Mine Production Division joined the event at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok.

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         Mr. Polsri Suvisisarsa, EGAT’s Assistant Governor – Generation 2 said the government gives importance to city development to distribute progress evenly in all regions of Thailand. The Ministry of Energy assigned EGAT to develop the EGAT Mae Moh area into a smart city, or Mae Moh Smart City, so the people can live happily and sustainably. There was a cooperation among provinces, the Mae Moh community, and related agencies to develop the “Mae Moh Pleasant City Project” which can manage energy and other aspects efficiently to become one of Thailand’s future smart cities.

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         Mr. Nimit Phadungsinpairoj, Mae Moh District Chief said he was happy and proud for the people of Mae Moh District because other than the public sector, EGAT also gives importance to initiating good and creative policy guidelines, whether it be living conditions, environment, and energy for the quality of life of Mae Moh people. Some policy guidelines include giving support to information technology to employ in agriculture to generate a predictable income, build a community forest village, manage community weirs, create startups for the elderly, and test platforms which facilitate activities in Mae Moh District. All sectors including the public sector, local government, and citizens will work together with EGAT for the maximum benefit of the people of Mae Moh District.

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         The Mae Moh Smart City Development Project, under the Mae Moh Pleasant City Project, is a 20-year city development plan which began in 2019. The objective is to improve the quality of life of Mae Moh people under the concept of “King’s Philosophy” and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was systematically integrated into Mae Moh District to develop an alliance network which collectively designs and develops the Smart City Project in order to drive community and social enterprise as a whole. It will be developed under the concept of “3 Smart” namely Smart Environment, Smart Energy, and Smart Economy which consists of Smart Agriculture and Smart Tourism. The community will participate in the project which can be driven by the community itself. As for the long-term plan, when the city is developed according to “3 Smart” and is ready to develop continuously, it will then be followed by Smart People, Smart Mobility, Smart Governance, and Smart Living.

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