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Patong to Lose All Power for Two Hours from 10am Friday

Thursday, January 24, 2013
PHUKET: Electricity is to switched off in Patong from 10am to noon on Friday, residents are being warned.

At least one broadcast van is touring the streets of Patong warning people in the Thai language of the power interruption.

It's understood the break in electricity supply will enable engineers to carry out a major upgrade.

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I really don't believe it, why not have an outage at night, when less people and businesses are affected, this is how it is done, in many other countries, how uncivilised. Really hard to believe that in these days, they do not have a back up systems to feed power to Patong, leaving no power, ONLY to the area for upgrade. No one can tell me they are upgrading ALL of Patong. Two hours is more of a transformer swap or minor repairs.

Posted by Reader on January 24, 2013 13:46

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its not the west or home its a developing country including its infrastructure expect inconviniences time to time,doubtful they have the technology to see in the dark to upgrade it,last power blackout for days in ko sumai the only man that could fix it has to be bought down from chiang mai
tourists were leaving in droves,a example of the fragile position of a developing country.

Posted by slickmelb on January 24, 2013 14:19

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reader

we are in a third world country, you want europe go there please and stop your silly whinging, at least they are telling you now thats an improvement

Posted by Michael on January 24, 2013 14:50

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"why not have an outage at night, when less people and businesses are affected"

... when would you rather turn on the lights??

Posted by Anonymous on January 24, 2013 14:52

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It is not the entire Patong. All you complainer pick up the phone, make a nice call in Thai to the EGAT office in Patong and they will clearly and politly explain to you what they are doing and which areas are affected.
Turning it off in the full morning sunshine makes sense, would you rather be without light in the night time?
wm

Posted by wm on January 24, 2013 15:57

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@Anonymous, well my unthinking friend, I would have thought, maybe and hour or so, AFTER, closing time, for the bars and clubs, when most people would hopefully be on their way to bed, most shops and bars closed, far better than 10am to 12pm. God, don't you people think.

Posted by Reader on January 24, 2013 16:00

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@READER - I like your idea of 1am, every night of the week : fix the electrics and the after-hours problems simultaneously! (if only that were normal working time for all but a few emergency PEA staff) Tourists (and locals) would love being without air-con for several hours while they sleep...

Posted by Anonymous on January 24, 2013 17:54

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Mr Reader, I spent all my life in the electricity industry. Only in shopping centres etc, and some industries, are there power outages scheduled at night. For safety reasons, no outages are scheduled for public supplies at night time. No lights in homes? No street lights? No traffic lights? Need I go on? Also, Phuket as a rapidly developing area, has a big job to keep pace. You are ill-informed.

Posted by Power1 on January 24, 2013 19:33

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@Reader
What is wrong with you? You are a guest in this country. Can't you adjust to your local surroundings. Can't you be thankful for the beauty that surrounds you.

Posted by Sudo Nim on January 25, 2013 12:30

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@Reader
Actually, what I really wanted to say was, get a grip of yourself. Go to anger management classes, or get a personality transplant, anything to give you a better perspective of life.

Posted by Sudo Nim on January 25, 2013 12:35


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