Connect with us

Phuket

Krabi faces 12-day blackout from August 20-31

Published

 on 

KRABI: Hotel business operators in Krabi are preparing for blackouts scheduled from August 20-31 due to a halt in the gas supply used to generate electricity by the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (JDA-A18). The interruption in supply is said to be due to annual maintenance.

Business operators are checking the readiness of their own generators in order to combat the blackouts.

“Even though the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has announced that they have reserved power for that period, we still have to be prepared,” said Ekwit Pinyotham, owner of the Peace Laguna Resort and Spa in Ao Nang, who has kept his 250-kilowatt spare generator ready in case of a blackout.

“We believe that the blackouts are likely to occur during this time – we face them quite often, even on normal days,” he added.

Hotel operators are also arranging more outdoor activities to encourage guests to stay out of their rooms in case of power cuts.

“We have more than 150 rooms and three conference rooms. Even though we have our own generator, it may not be enough to provide power to all the rooms,” said Mr Ekwit. “I have also encouraged staff members to conserve power and take steps that are more energy efficient.”

“We are replacing all lights with LEDs, as they consume 20 per cent less power. Additionally, we have had to raise the temperature in the lobby by adjusting the air conditioning to 25 degrees,” he added.

“We want this 12-day maintenance period to have minimal impact on our businesses, as well as on tourism.”

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Chon Buri1 hour ago

Faulty wiring, poor construction, unsafe materials in Mountain B fire

Chon Buri1 hour ago

Mountain B: Owner out on bail, Bangkok club inspection, viral moment

Central Thailand3 hours ago

Thai woman murders her abusive boyfriend in front of a monk

Sponsored11 hours ago

Super luxury villas in Phuket with breathtaking ocean views

North East3 hours ago

UPDATE: Sexy Thai model fined 5,000 baht for dancing topless in club

Thailand3 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Poll says 64% Thais had enough with PM Prayut

North East4 hours ago

10 year old killed & 5 injured after pickup hits motorbike sidecar

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Crime4 hours ago

Court releases Mountain B owner on bail for 300k baht following fire in eastern Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Thailand has 5 BA.2.75 antibody-resistant Covid-19 sub-variant

Tourism4 hours ago

UK student conquers mountain in Thailand blindfolded

Home Services5 hours ago

Top 5 reasons to get a maid service in Thailand

Cambodia5 hours ago

Nigerian monkeypox case who fled Thailand is banned from Cambodia for 3 years

Thailand5 hours ago

Red Shirts lead rally against Thailand PM on August 23

Bangkok6 hours ago

Emirates is recruiting cabin crew in Thailand

Thailand6 hours ago

Netizens slam cannabis firm for encouraging underage users

Transport7 hours ago

Drunk driver in 2 hit-and-runs drags motorbike taxi 300 metres

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending