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Thailand's Next Crisis: Power Generation

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Jacob
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Re: Update on power situation
Jacob   3/14/2013 4:20:09 AM
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Brain, it seems that the issue is due to the shortage in supply of natural gas from Myanmar. Since majority of power generation is based on this natural gas, this supply cut can cause a shortage of about 70% in power generation. Am not getting how industries can survive during this off period.

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Re: watch this space
nimantha.d   3/12/2013 11:28:05 AM
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Jacob: That would be great. Waiting for your update then. Thank you.

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Re: Re : Thailand's Next Crisis: Power Generation
Clairvoyant   3/11/2013 6:55:10 PM
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Tirlapur, it seems that Thailand doesn't even have the infrastructure to meet regular power demand, therefore it wouldn't have any backup power generation.

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Re: watch this space
nimantha.d   3/10/2013 8:30:46 AM
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Yes Wale since I feel that natural disasters can be forecasted most of the times but power struggles cannot be forecasted plus has dangerous effects on the economy.

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Re : Thailand's Next Crisis: Power Generation
tirlapur   3/10/2013 7:35:55 AM
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A month from now, the country's power grid could be brought to its knees thanks to routine maintenance on a gas-fired power plant in Myanmar.

@Brian, thanks for this update. I am curious to know if this maintenance is done every year ? Why dont they have any backup power-supply during this maintenance ?

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Re: watch this space
Wale Bakare   3/9/2013 1:06:38 PM
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Do you fearing more on power over natural disasters - earthquake and floods?

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Update on power situation
Brian Fuller   3/8/2013 6:14:32 PM
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As of today, it looks like Thailand is gearing up for rolling blackouts during that week in April when its generation capacity gets cut. 

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Egat-industries-tackle-looming-power-shortfall-30201553.html

 

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Re: watch this space
Jacob   3/7/2013 11:24:45 PM
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"Positive thinking but I wont back it since I feel its too early to predict something like that plus the situation at that time is totally different from this"

Nimantha, I think I can give/update you a real picture by end of this month. From March 15 th to 24, I will be in Thailand for attending various meetings/conferences with respect to supply of semiconductor components.

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Re: Thailand
Jacob   3/7/2013 11:20:14 PM
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Brain, its ok. I think in most of the countries politician are either with administrative or civics or economics or with law background. Only very few are from engineering or medical field. I personally feels that ministers portfolio has to given to expert peoples from same line of profession.

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Which was worse, Japan tsunami or Thailand floods?
Brian Fuller   3/7/2013 4:40:23 PM
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What do you think had a bigger impact on the supply chain, the earthquake and tsunami or the floods? Seems to me the chain bounced back reasonably quickly after each, despite early fears of supply paralyzation in some areas. 

 

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