Mr. Keerapat Jeamset, Governor of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority or MEA, revealed that on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority on August 1, 2021, MEA has an important mission to drive energy for the urban lifestyle. Ready to support all sectors to cope with the epidemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in all dimensions under the guidelines of “63 Year MEA Stay Strong… Let’s go together”
Metropolitan Electricity Authority Governor It goes on to say that MEA is a state-owned utility organization under the Ministry of Interior. It was established on August 1, 1958 as the first electricity in Thailand. Taking responsibility in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan areas. In this year’s 63 MEA is ready to continue to develop the power system continuously to be sufficient. secure in line with the electricity demand of the metropolis Both the mission of bringing electric cables underground Develop a Smart Metro Grid system to drive the use of electric cars in Thailand. Promote the Solar Rooftop project, as well as develop modern innovations in the future to support becoming a “Smart Metro” smart city to become a Smart City according to the government’s policy. Manage the electrical system to be sufficient for the use of electrical equipment in the field hospital. both in the lighting system air conditioning system Water pump systems and medical equipment and plans to support future power distribution as well. In the past, it has operated for various field hospitals such as Bangkok Arena Sports Center Stadium Hospital (Erawan 2) Sanam Palang Din Hospital. Samutprakarn Ruamjai Hospital 5 (WHA) Rajapipat Sanam Hospital In addition, MEA has provided assistance to all sectors by supporting the budget for power management for Busarakham Hospital, delivering medical equipment and necessary items to field hospital staff in various areas for delivery. 100,000 boxes of food in the Food For Fighters project, as well as expediting the delivery of more than 300,000 survival bags and masks to communities in the service area. To be a part of alleviating the suffering of the people. At the same time, MEA is ready to support the agency. All field hospitals especially in the field of electrical systems with a staff to take care of the security of the electrical system and provide services to fix power failures 24 hours a day
As for measures to alleviate suffering for electricity users from the impact of COVID-19, MEA has recently implemented measures to alleviate the burden of basic utilities for the people. According to the Cabinet resolution on July 13, 2021, by giving discounts on electricity for the month of July and August 2021 for residential houses and small businesses. (Excluding government agencies and state enterprises), which electric users will automatically receive a discount. Electricity bills and discounts can be checked in each month in the MEA Smart Life Application or via Line : MEA Connect. There is also a measure to extend the period of exemption from the minimum charge. For electricity users category 3 -7 from July to December 2021 as well. In addition, MEA has a measure to postpone electricity payments by asking electricity users to contact them to notify their wishes and to facilitate payment of certain electricity bills online via the MEA Smart Life Application channel or MEA e-Service website https://eservice.mea.or.th by using QR Code/Barcode to pay via Internet Banking system (no limit limit) or pay at counter service in 7-Eleven stores (limit not more than 30,000 baht)
In terms of service, MEA is committed to developing and leading technology. to be applied in both internal and external work and provide external services to the public continuously with MEA Smart Service by developing a website www.mea.or.th including various applications to facilitate the people, whether it is MEA Smart Life Application or Line MEA Connect that can check and pay electricity bills notify a power failure There is also an online electrical service. Meet all needs with the MEASY system, including all services including requesting new electrical installations. Request to install additional electricity temporarily Request to increase-decrease the size of the electric unit meter As well as the temporary reduction of electricity consumption, it can be serviced more easily. Importantly, the system has been developed to be a convenient, quick, and safe way to request a refund of electricity usage insurance during the COVID-19 situation. economy and society in the New Normal style, both in terms of raising the quality of services in online formats To reduce the risk of touching the paper In particular, MEA e-Bill service allows electricity users to receive documents online via SMS or Email to reduce paper usage. with contact Via various social media, including Facebook: MEA, Line : MEA Connect, Twitter: @mea_news, Instagram: meafanclub and MEA Call Center 1130, 24 hours a day, responding to the lifestyle of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority. Use the new generation of electricity as well.
In terms of power system security, MEA has forecast units for 2021 cumulative electricity demand equal to 50,558.43 million units (estimated as of July 2021). MEA has implemented plans to improve and expand the power distribution system to suit the demand. increased demand for electricity Able to provide services covering 100% of the area with a record of the highest demand for electricity (Maximum Demand) that occurred on April 25, 2019, amounting to 9,525.93
megawatts and has continuously developed the power distribution system with modern technology. to enhance the stability and reliability of the electrical system As a result, the average number of power outages (SAIFI) was 0.414 times/1 power user/6 months and the average power outage period (SAIDI) was 13.349 minutes/user/user/6 months (cumulative data). Until June 2021) In addition, MEA continues to move forward with the project to convert the aerial cable system to the underground power cable in economically important areas according to the plan. There are 29 projects in progress, with a total distance of 187.5 kilometers, for example, projects along the Blue-Yellow-Orange-Green-Pink-Purple Line, Rama III Road, Ratchadaphisek Road, Wireless Road, Phaholyothin Road, Ladprao Road, Ramkhamhaeng Road, Sukhumvit Road, Phetchaburi Road, Arun Amarin Road, Prannok Road, Borommaratchonnani Road, Wong Sawang Road and Nakhon In Road, etc. to increase the stability of the electrical system. Support the growing demand for electricity in the future Increase the safety of people’s lives and property due to car crashes/connection to falling electric poles. or from natural disasters and improve the scenery to be organized Neat and beautiful. Recently, MEA has activated Bang Sue origin station. Ready to deliver electric power to Bang Sue Central Station and the Suburban Railway Project (Red Line), as well as to support the use of electricity in the metropolitan area in the future. to jointly develop infrastructure Get the trend of traveling with electric vehicles. to reduce the problem of air pollution emissions It also helps stimulate the economy.
As for the development of electric power systems to become a smart city, MEA has implemented the Smart Metro Grid project, a smart grid system for metropolitan cities. which is a network for transmitting information on the use of intelligent electricity fully digitally It uses smart meter technology to measure electrical parameters supplied to power consumers and distribution transformers. Together with the management system that has two-way communication (Two-way Communication) has the ability to monitor and display immediately (Real-time), which is an infrastructure that promotes the participation of electricity users. in an energy crisis And it is a tool to support the analysis of the area of the power failure so that the staff can fix it more precisely and quickly.
As for driving the use of electric cars to occur in the country. As well as supporting clean energy use, MEA recently delivered 50 MEA EV Chargers in the MEA EV Smart Charging System research project, free of charge, to those selected in the service area. Currently, it has been installed and ready to use for various departments such as Chulalongkorn University, MBK CENTER, CP Tower and Riverine Place Condominium, etc., as well as cooperation with the private sector such as Mahanakorn Energy Company Limited or EA to develop the system. Provide services and expand plans to install EV Charging Stations in the area of Big C Supercenter Public Company Limited to prepare for the growth of electric vehicles. which can be charged via QR Code at the station or via MEA EV Application immediately. Providing design and installation services for underground electrical systems in The Ladprao 93 project, which is a one-stop service, including installing an EV charging station in the project to enhance the security, safety, and complete housing system power system. cycle which the village entrepreneurs who are interested Can ask for information and receive services in such a form. For clean energy, MEA is ready to drive government policies. Encourage electricity users to install solar power generation systems on the roof (Solar Rooftop) in their homes. building or establishment in the service area If you want to connect to the electrical system, you must request permission to connect to the electrical grid and install equipment according to MEA’s standards for safety. Meanwhile, MEA also has a professional electrician project. Those who have passed the training also have the opportunity to be trained to install electric charging systems for electric vehicles, EV Charger, as well as join to provide comprehensive electric services through the MEA e-Fix Application to increase revenue as a network of MEA representatives. in Bangkok area
In terms of organizational management, MEA has been awarded the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards (APEA) 2021 Regional Edition in the Master Entrepreneur Award category as an organization leader with commitment and ability to continuously grow its business. taking into account good corporate governance with social and environmental responsibility, and the Inspirational Brand Award category awarded to leading organizations with outstanding sustainability and concrete management to be recognized in the Asian region. Company Rating AAA Level Outlook Stable, which is consistently the best level by TRIS Rating. reflects its important role as a state-owned enterprise that continues to grow as well as demonstrating a prudent, transparent, and verifiable financial policy. Including receiving the national Green Office award according to the Green Office Promotion Program for the year 2020 of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, which MEA has received for the 6th consecutive year, reinforcing the success of the operation. that takes into account society and the environment as well
Today, MEA continues its commitment to innovation. Driving smart energy systems for urban lifestyles Continue to grow to accommodate the changing of technology today and in the future With sufficient, stable and safe electric power, MEA is ready to handle. and supporting various agencies as well as all the people to be able to overcome this epidemic crisis of COVID-19, MEA is ready to serve electricity users with convenience, speed and efficiency. To aim to meet the needs of electricity users causing the greatest benefit to the people and the nation
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