Connect with us

Phuket

Power grid ‘will improve radically’

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

Power grid ‘will improve radically’ | Thaiger

PHUKET: By December next year, Phuket will have a much more sophisticated and reliable electricity supply, according to experts from the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) and the European Union (EU), which is providing some of the funds for upgrading the system. The upgrade includes the construction of two new substations in addition to the existing two and the laying of high capacity cables from the substations to the island’s various communities. The EU funding will go toward installing a sophisticated computer management system which will show technicians where in the power grid problems arise, and allow them to reroute power supply to solve the problems. The computerization project will cost around 380 million baht, of which 114 million is being funded by the EU, the remainder coming from the PEA. At a press conference on Friday, Pracherd Sookkaew, Deputy Chief of the PEA, explained that the computer system will allow problems in the grid to be fixed much faster than at present. “If there is a blackout somewhere, then the system will automatically receive a signal, and the technician will be able to put the power back on in about three minutes instead of the half-hour or more it takes at present.” The EU, he explained, will send experts to Phuket to research what is required for the system, and to draw up tender specifications for the supply of equipment from Europe. Derek Fee, Desk Officer from the European Commission (EC) headquarters in Brussels, explained, “Our projects support the improvement of energy supply to meet demand, not only in Asia but all over the world.” Robert Baldwin, First Secretary with the EU Delegation in Bangkok, said the project was a good example of economic cooperation. “Not only is the project of benefit to Phuket, but it’s also a very good showcase for European technology. There is a mutual benefit to both sides.”

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

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.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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

Follow Thaiger by email:

Best of1 hour ago

Top 5 spas in Chiang Mai

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 hour ago

Health Minister says Bang Sue not crowded, blames “camera angles”

Cambodia2 hours ago

Cambodia plans lockdown with 8 provinces that border Thailand

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Bangkok2 hours ago

Sleeper trains in Bangkok to become isolation facilities for Covid-19 patients

Thailand3 hours ago

GMT | New record infections, Pattaya ‘Move On’, drones or fireworks? | July 29

Coronavirus Vaccines3 hours ago

US government to donate 2.5 million vaccine doses to Thailand

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Best of3 hours ago

Top 5 cafes in Pattaya

Media3 hours ago

Media outlets call on Thai government to lift restrictions on freedom of expression

Koh Samui4 hours ago

Surge in new Covid infections on Koh Samui

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Private clinics in Bangkok enlisted to help with home isolation Covid patients

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

PM hosts online meeting with governors of dark red provinces over Covid crisis

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: Record high of 17,669 cases and 165 deaths

Coronavirus (Covid-19)11 hours ago

Phetchabun sugar factory closes with Covid-19 cluster

Coronavirus (Covid-19)13 hours ago

Police investigate hackers selling stolen vaccine appointments

Chon Buri15 hours ago

Driver blames GPS for durian truck wedged under overpass

Thailand5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

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

Phuket5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending