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          EGAT has entered a commercial partnership with Wallbox Chargers SL., Spain to distribute Wallbox's small, smart EV chargers in Thailand and develop the EV charging market. EGAT will be the exclusive utility partner of Wallbox in Thailand. 

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          Dr. Jiraporn Sirikum, Deputy Governor – Strategy of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand said that on September 28, 2020 EGAT signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Wallbox Chargers SL., a start-up of Spain and the first one of the world that succeeded in developing and manufacturing equipment for small smart bi-directional charger installed in the household. The MOU aims to jointly develop Smart EV Charger Solution Vehicle to Grid. As specified in the MOU, Wallbox Chargers SL. shall provide and assist EGAT to develop a suitable smart EV charger solution business for Thailand. Meanwhile, EGAT will work with National Control Center to amend rules and regulations of supplying power from vehicle back to the grid (Grid Code) for Energy Regulatory Commission to consider, in order that the power system will support Virtual Power Plant in the future when the surplus power from EV battery can be sold back to the grid. When the peak demand occurs, it can also help support the power system security. EGAT is the only one that is entitled to provide service and install equipment, including Software myWallbox service in controlling EV Charging Station System of manufactures under Wallbox brand.

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          “Wallbox” is a smart bi-directional charger to be installed on the wall in the household. It is modern, compact, lightweight, easy-to-install, and achieves the European standard, with its special feature of supplying the electricity from the vehicle back to the grid. Moreover, it can control demand and many systems, such as power sharing among many chargers for supplying the electricity to each vehicle with various required electrical power, and automatic & dynamic load management (power boost) system that helps increase or decrease power for charging the electric cars in various time to reduce opportunities of demand charge, leading to the decline of electricity cost.

          For the first phase, EGAT provides Wallbox service for car manufacturers and is developing business models for hotels, tourist attractions, and other organizations.