The 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 Interior, MEA 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 chargers, and 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.