EGAT confirmed that the land slide at Mae Moh District did not have an impact on lives, properties, or power system. After the incident, EGAT cooperated with the Lampang local authorities to inform local people and went to inspect the site.
Mr. Saharath Boonpotipukdee, Deputy Governor – Renewable and New Energy and EGAT spokesperson said that Mae Moh land slide in Lampang Province that occurred on 1.00 am. on March 18, 2018 toppled 5 power posts. As EGAT cooperated with Provincial Electricity Authority to change the power receiving point, the power supply in the northern provinces could operate as normal. The road in the area of Moo 2, Mae Moh Sub-district was blocked, but the local people were informed to take other roads. EGAT also sent staff and the engine to remove the earth.
The EGAT spokesperson added that the exact cause of the land slide was being investigated. EGAT monitored the situation and reported it to local authorities as well as closing the road and sending the staff to watch over the incident spot to prevent danger.
“We confirm that the power supply in the Northern Thailand will run as normal, and the land slide does not affect lignite transportation to Mae Moh Power Plant that can supply the power normally by using the reserved coal,” said EGAT Spokesperson.