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The Ministry of Energy and 3 electric utilities launched the 1st energy camp at Mae Moh Power Plant, Lampang Province for Youth and Energy Conservation Project to disseminate knowledge on energy to public.

On July 3, 2015, Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) under the Ministry of Energy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), and Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) collaborated to implement Youth and Energy Conservation Project according to Memorandum of Understanding on Corporate Social Responsibility among the 3 electric utilities. Mr. Tatree Riewcharoen, Assistant Governor – Corporate Social Affairs, EGAT, chaired the opening ceremony.

The Assistant Governor said that Youth and Energy Conservation Project would celebrate His Majesty the King’s 89th Birthday Anniversary in 2016 with the aim to share knowledge and create understanding on power to Thai youth, covering the efficiently electrical use, power saving, and power safety. It also aimed to change public’s behavior on electricity use with power value awareness and develop relationship among 3 utilities and communities.

The Assistant Governor further said that there were 89 schools selected to join the project, with 5 camps available for the students as follows:

  •  the first camp on July 3-5, 2015 at Mae Moh Training Center, Lampang Province
  • the second camp on July 10-12, 2015 at the Royal James Hotel, Nakhon Pathom Province 
  • the third camp on July 17-19, 2015 at Rajjaprabha Dam, Surat Thani Province 
  • the fourth camp on July 24-26, 2015 at Learning Center in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
  • the fifth camp on August 13-15, 2015 at Rim Kob Pha Camp in Samut Prakarn Province.

“The five camps will be comprised of 5 activity stations to give the knowledge on missions of 3 utilities including how electricity comes to the house, electricity bill calculation, efficient use of power, and its safety. After that, each school will propose the power saving program to the 3 utilities. EPPO expects that all of 89 schools will have more understanding on power and develop to power saving network that will further disseminate power knowledge to others”, said the Assistant Governor.