EGAT: April-24 power consumption, new 5-year high

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BANGKOK, 25 April 2012 – Thailand’s electricity consumption has hit a new high in 5 years on April 24th, according to the country’s state power producer. 

Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) Governor Sutat Patmasiriwat said that statistics showed the country’s power use has reached its peak of 25,551 megawatts at 2.30 pm of Tuesday.

The record has surpassed the previous peak of 25,178 megawatts, registered on April 20th of this year, according to Mr. Sutat.

The EGAT Governor added that the latest peak is also the highest in 5 years, mainly due to scorching heat in Thailand, which averaged 38.2 degrees Celsius.

However, he continued to ask the public to help conserve electricity by using only energy-efficient appliances and regularly perform maintenance on them.