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          EGAT revealed that the country’s peak demand reached 27,639.3 MW which broke the peak record of 2015, mainly because of the high temperature. Public’s cooperation for power saving was required.

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          Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, EGAT Governor, revealed that on April 6, 2016 at 20.21 hours, the country’s peak demand reached 27,639.3 MW, breaking the peak record of 2015 which occurred on June 11, 2015 at 27,345.8 MW due to the hot weather with the temperature of 31.1 degree Celsius.

          The peak demand that occurred at night on a public holiday mainly came from the electricity consumption in household and service sectors such as department-stores, hotels, and restaurants. It was expected that the peak demand records would be broken many times in this year. Usually, the yearly peak demand would occur in the afternoon on a weekday because of power consumption in industry, service, and household sectors

          However, EGAT ensures that there would be sufficient electrical capacity and fuel supply to meet the country’s demand. EGAT would also like to ask people to help save the power by following the power-saving measures namely turning off the unused light, setting the air conditioner temperature at 26 degree Celsius, unplugging the unused electrical appliances, and using the label no. 5 power saving appliances. The mentioned measures could save the power for the country.