PHUKET: The Karon power sub-station, set to open in June, is 95 per cent complete, confirmed the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA).
“Due to the rapid growth of tourism on the island, we are no longer able to ensure enough power is getting to those who need it in Rawai, Kata and Karon,” explained Patong Sub-station Deputy Manager Atipong Thongyun. “The new Karon station coming online by June is vital for us to meet the rising demand.”
This year, power usage is expected to increase by 5.59 per cent in the area. Businesses and residents in the southern Phuket tourist destinations are currently using about 40 megavolt amperes (MVA). The new sub-station will more than double that capacity, opening up access to 100 MVA.
“There are currently eight power stations on the island. However, the PEA aims to continue to increase that number to match the rising demand,” Mr Atipong added.
— Sukawin Tanthavanich
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