electricity bill

  • Thailand News

    Eyewatering 77 million baht electricity bill prompts online debate

    A woman was left reeling when her April electricity bill came in at a staggering 77 million baht, igniting a storm on social media as she joked about single-handedly powering a province. Having spotted irregularities since March, she took to Facebook to share her plight, fuelling widespread speculation of a potential system glitch. The woman’s Facebook post went viral after…

  • Thailand News

    PEA advises on cost-effective air conditioners amid Thai heat

    In this sweltering heat, many turn to air conditioners for relief, yet the cost of electricity remains a concern. The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) of Thailand has provided guidance on how to use air conditioning efficiently without incurring high electricity bills. The PEA recommends selecting the right size of air conditioner, as measured in British Thermal Units (BTU), for the…

  • Thailand News

    Uthai Thani homeowner gets 5,000 baht bill after meter upgrade

    A homeowner in Uthai Thani was in for a shock when she received an electricity bill that surged to over 5,000 baht, a steep increase from the usual monthly payment of around 300 baht, following the installation of a new digital meter. Despite complaining to the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), the issue remains unresolved. A citizen from the Uthai Thani municipality…

  • Thailand News

    Electricity bills set to stay steady despite global turmoil

    In an exclusive update from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), consumers can breathe a sigh of relief as Secretary-General Komkrit Tantravanich guarantees minimal disruption to household electricity bills. Komkrit reassures the public that from May through August, electricity rates will hover between 4.20 to 4.25 baht per unit. Moreover, this promising price stability is linked to a surge in natural…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s 2 billion baht electricity subsidy for 17.7 million households

    The Thai Cabinet has allocated 2 billion baht to subsidise electricity costs for 17.7 million vulnerable households. The scheme, set to be a new year’s gift, will apply to those using no more than 300 units of electricity per month, maintaining a cost of 3.99 baht per unit. Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Peeraphan Salirathaviphak, stated today, December 8,…

  • Business News

    Thai industry calls for retention of current power tariff amid hike fears

    The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) is urging the Thai government to retain the current power tariff of 3.99 baht per kilowatt-hour. The request comes amid concerns that a proposed hike to 4.68 baht could escalate operational costs for manufacturers, leading to a 5 to 10% increase in product prices. The Energy Regulatory Commission previously suggested…

  • Thailand News

    Thai government plans further electricity tariff cut to 3.99 baht per unit

    The Thai Energy Ministry has laid out plans to further reduce electricity tariffs by an additional 11 satang per unit, announced government spokesperson Chai Watcharong yesterday. Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga disclosed the plan during the meeting, stating that the current rate of 4.10 baht per unit is set to drop to 3.99 baht. Just last month,…

  • Economy News

    Government economy plan: Cost of living cuts, fuel and electricity price adjustments

    The government plans to announce initiatives to reduce living costs and boost the economy in an upcoming Cabinet meeting. Deputy Finance Minister Julapun Amornvivat revealed these measures would involve changes to diesel and electricity prices. A reduction in diesel excise tax is under consideration to lower retail prices at the pump and help the economy. A potential freeze on government…

  • Thailand News

    Faulty transformer rattles Thai woman with massive electricity bill

    A Thai woman was blown away by an astronomical increase in her electricity bill, with charges skyrocketing from an average of 60 baht per month to an outrageous 11,357.47 baht. This occurred due to what inspection personnel from the local electricity authority would later uncover as a faulty transformer in her fruit garden. Umaphon Tedduang revealed her dilemma via a…

  • Koh Samui News

    PEA apologises for 11.8 million baht electricity bill error

    In a surprising turn of events, the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) in Koh Samui had to extend an apology to a small hotel proprietor on the island in the southern province of Surat Thani. It seems the PEA’s miscalculated her electricity consumption, leading to them issuing a bill of over 11 million baht last month. The PEA’s Communication Affairs Division’s director-general,…

  • Thailand News

    Shocking surprise: Thai Facebook user electrified by 11 million baht bill

    In an unparalleled event, a Thai Facebook user was stunned after receiving an electric bill amounting to 11 million baht. Usually, the family’s bill lies within the boundary of 40,000 baht per month, thus, the recent drastic increase has courted distress and confusion. The shocking occurrence has exploded into a major point of interest online. The distressed Thai Facebook user…

  • Thailand News

    Thai landlord’s electricity bill skyrockets as Chinese tenants remodel property

    In a shocking occurrence, a Thai landlord experienced an unexpected surge in electricity bills after his property was rented by a group of Chinese occupants. His rented-out townhouse, featuring three air conditioning units running non-stop with windows firmly shut to prevent daylight from entering, eventually led to a drastic transformation of the rental property. It all started when Vorravit Kaveewat,…