BMA Hospitals To Generate Electricity From Solar Energy To Support Net-Zero Emission Targets Of Bangkok

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Assoc. Prof. Tawida Kamolvej, Deputy Governor of Bangkok presided over and witnessed the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Medical Bureau Bangkok with the Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to create cooperation between the OERC and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration in promoting the production of electricity from renewable energy for hospitals under the medical office Bangkok To reduce the burden of electricity costs for hospitals, in Phase 1, the ERC has supported the Power Development Fund more than 81.5 million baht in the installation of solar power generation systems for 10 hospitals under the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. Hospitals with an installed capacity of 2.795 megawatts, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions according to the Carbon Control Policy, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration: BMA Net Zero by more than 2,200 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. And it is expected to reduce the electricity burden for hospitals in Bangkok by 14 million baht per year.


On this occasion, Deputy Governor Twida thanked the ERC for seeing the importance of Bangkok. which is a public service agency that must provide services to meet the needs of hospitals that perform medical treatment and public health care which requires a lot of energy to operate And using energy continuously 24 hours a day. The use of electricity from solar energy helps to ensure continuity of operations and helps reduce pollution. In addition to being able to make public services for people to move forward continuously which is an important secondary energy system In signing the MOU today, it said that electricity bills could be reduced by 14 million baht per year, which is considered not at all. This budget can be used to carry out other activities that are more beneficial. In addition, the Bangkok Governor has a policy to create a livable city, one of which is to make the city of Bangkok. Carbon-free or BMA Net Zero may not be successful in the first term. But at least there is an effort to reach the goal. Various agencies and society are aware of such matters, which is considered a good start. In the future, new innovations may be introduced to help speed up BMA Net Zero.

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For the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), it was held at Pittayarak Conference Room, 4th floor, Medical Office. Bangkok Pom Prap Sattru Phai District by Mrs. Lertlak Sila Rueang, Director of the Medical Office, and Mr. Narin Opamurathawong, Member of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Mr. Komkrit Tantravanich Secretary-General of the Energy Regulatory Commission witnessed the signing ceremony.


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