Heat triggers record electricity consumption
Power demand reached a record high on Saturday night apparently as many people turned on their air-conditioners to fight the summer heat.
Roengchai Khongthong, deputy governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, disclosed on Sunday that power demand soared to 29,680.3 megawatts at 9.35pm on Saturday while the mercury hovered at around 32 degrees Celsius in Bangkok.
The power demand on Saturday night broke the previous record of 29,618.8 megawatts recorded on the night of May 11, 2016. Back then, the temperature was round 33 degrees Celsius in Bangkok.
Roengchai said although the demand for power had soared, Egat has implemented necessary measures to ensure adequate power supply.