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MEA receives prestigious award for Energy Supporter at Thailand Energy Awards 2019

20 November 2019 272
On October 18, 2019the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) was honored to receive an award trophy for outstanding achievement as an energy supporter in the category of Association, Organization, Agency at Thailand Energy Awards 2019. In the ceremony, Mr. Wilas ChaloeysatDeputy Governor of MEA, was handed the award by Mr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister. The event, hosted by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) under the Ministry of Energyhas showcased MEA electric vehicle innovation and MEA EV Application technology where the Deputy Prime Minister also paid a visit at MEA’s booth at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bang Na, Bangkok.


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Deputy Governor stated that MEA is aware of energy crisis andenvironmental problems that are ongoing and getting worse as well as the impact of rapid IT change and the growing energy demands. As a state-owned public utility under the Ministry of InteriorMEA is intent on improving energy conservation technology to support daily life, thus carrying out research and development to push for the first set-up of electric vehicle charging stations in MEA’s district areas, totaling ​​12stations. Other energy support activities include hosting an academic day to exhibit modern energy conservation innovations, developing MEA EV Application for users to locate charging stations and book chargersand delivering skilled officers to give lectures at various forums to build confidence in electric car usage

Besides, MEA has created a network of cooperation in energy conservation and alternative energy use – that is, the public can access knowledge and useful information through important activities such as the Energy Mind Award, the MEA Energy Saving Building, the Young MEA, the Community Empowerment Program, and the Air Conditioner Cleaning Service. MEA has also used media to disseminate energy conservation information and to push for continued use of alternative energy. All efforts have made MEA success in Thailand Energy Awards competition, winning a trophy for significant outstanding in the category of Energy Supporter -Association, Organization, Agency. MEA has been in the DEDE’s competition three times – 2006, 2015 and 2019, and won every time in this category.

Receiving this award is a confirmation of MEA's success as a leader in promoting energy conservation. In the future, MEA will continue to be committed as a state agency to drive state-of-the-art innovations while focusing on supporting energy conservation projects and developing alternative energy for the best benefits of the country.