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          EGAT joins “Sensor for All” project which has been developed for 3 years by Faculty of Engineering of Chulalongkorn University, together with National Housing Authority, Microsoft Thailand, True Corporation and Advanced Info Service. The project aims to expand this Thai-made air quality and pollution monitoring system nationwide. The received data can be used to assess what causes the particle pollution, leading to a sustainable solution to improve quality of life for all Thais.

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         On November 5, 2020, Professor Dr. Pisut Painmanakul, Project Leader, Associate Dean - Innovation Strategy, Faculty of Engineering of Chulalongkorn University and EGAT Board of Director, Mr. Viboon Rerksirathai, EGAT Governor, and Mr. Charan Khumngeon, EGAT Assistant Governor - Sustainability Management and executives from other partner organizations attended the press conference of “Sensor for All” project (3th year). The event was presided over by Professor Dr. Thanawat Jarupongsakul, Chairman of the National Strategic Drafting Committee on Green Growth.

         Professor Dr. Supot Teachavorasinskun, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University said that the “Sensor for All” project serves the faculty’s vision and mission that is “Innovation toward Sustainability.” In recent years, Thailand has experienced PM 2.5 pollution problem and natural disasters which become increasingly intense. The faculty then teams up with all sectors to apply engineering knowledge to determine sources of air pollution in order to propose a solution to concerned authorities.

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         EGAT Governor stated that the “Sensor for All” project is in line with EGAT policy on taking care of environment and quality of life of the public. EGAT will integrate the data from air quality monitoring system installed at EGAT power plants with the data of “Sensor for All” project, which helps expand the project scope in urban areas. Other supports for the project include installing more sensors and developing national platform with other partner organizations to tackle PM 2.5 problem. The data can also be applied in operation and maintenance planning for EGAT power plants. Additionally, EGAT will make a fund-raising for installing 200 air monitoring sensors in EGAT areas and Green School network across the country.

         The “Sensor for All” project has been developed, continuously. In the first year, PM 2.5 sensors were developed and installed in the area of Chulalongkorn University. In the 2nd year, data delivering and displaying systems were developed and the project area was expanded covering Bangkok with the cooperation of several organizations. And in the 3rd year, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University together with private and public sectors including EGAT will expand the installing of sensors with the target of 500 sites around Thailand and will advance particle pollution analysis and forecast systems, as well.