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Increase in power cuts expected from June 10th to July 10th

Provinces in the south may experience more blackouts than normal between June 10th and July 10th authorities have warned due to the natural gas pipelines from Malaysia being closed for maintenance.

power cutsThis will cause a shortfall of 420 million cubic feet of natural gas a day that mans the Chana power station in Songkhla,that produces 710 megawatts of electricity, will have to be taken off the national grid. 14 southern provinces will experience a shortfall in energy especially during peak periods between 6-30 to 10pm Monday to Saturday.

To offset the shortfall the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand will take steps to increase electricity supply to the South from other power stations, from 700 Megawatt to 950 Megawatt.

If demand exceeds that amount, the Provincial Electricity Authority will rotate blackouts from one area to another, though taking care not to affect areas with hospitals, airports, police stations and other security organisations. During the maintenance period everyone is asked to try to reduce their power use. At the moment it is unclear how badly Samui will be affected.

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