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MEA co-hosts LED Expo Thailand 2018 and PCB Expo Thailand 2018, in response to call for innovation in line with Thailand’s economic policy

10 May 2018 134
Bangkok, Thailand, 10 May 2018 – Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) aims to drive the country towards Thailand 4.0 and to become the world’s next mega-city. Over 250 exhibitors from Thailand and the rest of the world are showcasing the latest innovations in lighting, LED products and PCB at the three-day trade event, from 10 to 12 May 2018, at Challenger 1, IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand. More than 15,000 trade visitors are expected.


H.E. Air Chief Marshal Prajin Chantong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice of Thailand; and Mr. Ruj Herabat, Deputy Governor of MEA, graced the opening ceremony of the 6th edition of LED Expo Thailand 2018 (LED Expo) - ASEAN’s largest exhibition on LED products and technology; and the 3rd edition of PCB Expo Thailand 2018 (PCB Expo) - ASEAN's only dedicated exhibition on printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assemblies. 


Mr.Ruj Herabat, Deputy Governor (Business), MEA, said, “MEA is pleased to be the host organisation of LED Expo and PCB Expo, as we are aware that rapid growth in technology is required to drive Thailand to prosperity, security and sustainability. MEA, the state enterprise in charge of improving the quality of electric power distribution system gears up to support the Thailand 4.0 policy by launching the campaign, “the MetGE: METRO GRID ENABLER.” It will improve the electric power system stability and distribution system with innovative technologies. The Smart Metro Project is expected to build competitiveness in the economy and raise the quality of life sustainably. Additionally, MEA has a plan to replace the overhead line with underground cable system, with a total distance of 214.6 km. This project will be completed by the year 2021. Together with MEA Smart Life Application – a mobile application that monitors electricity bills, allows users to check electricity recording dates, payment due dates, locations for counter services and augmented reality (AR), as well as to compare distances of counter services based on their current locations. In conjunction with MEA’s this year, MEA is committed to become the “Smart Metro”, which drives Thailand to become a robust metropolis in ASEAN. All projects will be showcased in LED Expo and PCB Expo.”


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