Thepprasit Road powers up

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The Provincial Electricity Authority replaced high-voltage wires on Thep­prasit Road to meet the area’s increased demand for power.

The Provincial Electricity Authority is replacing high-voltage wires on Thepprasit Road to meet the area’s increased demand for power.
The Provincial Electricity Authority is replacing high-voltage wires on Thepprasit Road to meet the area’s increased demand for power.

Electrician Rungsak Pho­sawad led the eight-man work crew that strung new line through Jomtien Beach Oct. 21.

The operation required new 20-meter-tall poles to replace the 12-meter posts used previously. Bare cable was replaced with 185 Sac line strung over three kilometers and 47 poles.

Rungsak said the project is part of PEA’s effort to upgrade the electric grid across Pattaya. The project is now nearly 60 percent complete and will be finished next year.

It is hoped the higher-capacity lines will end brown- and blackouts due to excessive power demand, he said.