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EGAT revealed that the country’s peak demand this year which was 27,139 MW broke the peak record for the 2nd time, mainly because of the high temperature.

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Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, EGAT Governor, revealed that on April 21, 2015 at 14.13 hours, the country’s peak demand reached 27,139.0 MW, breaking the peak record for the second time (1st peak demand occurred on April 7, 2015 at 27,056.8 MW) due to the hot weather with the temperature of 38.3 degree Celsius, whereas the industrial section regained the full operation after the long holiday. The peak demand occurred as expected by EGAT that it would happen at the end of April on either 21st or 22nd at 27,500 MW because after that, according to the weather forecast, there would be the rain on April 23, and the rainy season would start in May, contributing to the decrease of power demand. Although the gas supply cut from Myanmar would still continue until April 27, 2015, EGAT ensured that there would be sufficient fuel and power to meet the country’s demand.

However, EGAT would like to ask people to help save the power by following the power-saving measures namely cleaning air conditioner during summer, turning off the unused light, setting the air conditioner temperature at 25 degree Celsius (increasing one more degree Celsius could save the power for 10%), unplugging the unused electrical appliances, using the power-saving light bulb. The mentioned measures could save the power for the country and reduce the people’s expenses.