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 EGAT signed the cooperative agreement with Office of the Royal Development Projects Boards to reduce the use of electrical power in the royal development study centers in response to the strategy to promote the efficient use of power in Thailand. EGAT’s pilot project to use 1,700 LED lamps by 2014 at Ao Kung Kraben Development Study Center is expected to reduce the electricity use of 70,000 units annually, or amounting to 245,000 baht.

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On August 13, 2014 at the EGAT head office, EGAT Governor, Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate and Secretary-General of Special Committee on Royal Initiative Project Coordination, Mr. Suwat Tep-arak, co-chaired signing ceremony of cooperative agreement to support the efficient and saving use of electricity. The executives from 2 organizations also joined the event.

EGAT Governor said that for 20 years EGAT had implemented demand side management with the aim that all users could recognize the value of power. Recently, the electricity demand of the country had been reduced by 3,400 MW, and the carbon dioxide emission had been reduced by 12 million tons. To encourage the continual reduction of power use, EGAT had strengthen the cooperation with the Office of the Royal Development Projects Boards, EGAT’s partner, which was offered compact fluorescent lamps and T5 lamps with Label No. 5 during 2008-2009, by providing consultation, survey, and measurement of electricity use as well as recommendation on the appliance improvement. Within 2017, EGAT would install 70,000 LED lamps as the pilot project for Ao Kung Kraben Development Study Center in Chanthaburi Province, which would save the electricity price of 70,000 units annually, or amounting to 245,000 baht, as well as reducing the carbon dioxide emission of 36 tons per year.

“EGAT will work with Office of the Royal Development Projects Boards to implement campaign on the efficient use of electricity in the Royal Development Study Centers to be the model organization in energy saving and will dissimilate the use of LED lamps with Label No.5 to the visitors of the centers”, said the Governor.

Mr. Suwat Tep-arak said that Office of the Royal Development Projects Boards had continually followed the royal ideas especially on renewable energy in 2008. EGAT and Office of the Royal Development Projects Boards played a part in developing the Royal Development Study Centers that were available in every region. EGAT installed lamps and energy saving appliances to 6 Royal Development Study Centers as well as checking, repairing, and monitoring the result from the use of energy-saving appliances. The cooperation enhanced the knowledge sharing and developed the performance on energy saving and preservation. As EGAT was the expert on electricity and energy as well as the leader that brought the knowledge and technology to the centers, the cooperation did not only provide the benefits to the study centers but it was also a channel that implanted energy-saving mind to those who visited the study centers; from both of government and private sectors as well as students, farmers, and general people.

“The signing ceremony does not only initiate our cooperation and willingness to response to His Majesty the King’s idea but it also brings the happiness to all Thais”, said the Secretary-General of the Royal Development Projects Boards.