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         EGAT will supply enough electrical power to meet the power demand during the gas supply cut from Myanmar. There will not be the lack of electricity although Thailand’s temperature is increasing. Also, EGAT always gets prepared to secure the electricity system if there are other crises happening at the same time.

         On January 7, 2014 Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, EGAT Governor, revealed that from December 31, 2013 to January 14, 2014, Myanmar has stopped supplying gas because of planned maintenance. EGAT’s power plants in the western part of the country that usually uses natural gas need to shift to use fuel oil and diesel oil instead. As during the New Year’s holiday the weather was cold while there was the low demand of electricity, electricity generation was operated as usual with sufficient electrical output. On January 6, 2014 the highest demand was 21,489 MW with the reserve of 7,570 MW. Although Thailand is getting hotter, there will not any impact on electricity generation. Moreover, EGAT gets prepared and has the plan for energy crisis that might results from the on-going demonstration so that people will not be affected from electrical use.