Energy Minister criticizes proposed electricity price increase, assures lower rate. Calls for managing pricing to ease consumer burden. Working on energy reform for public benefit.
Energy Minister’s Concerns
Energy Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga expresses dissatisfaction with the proposed Bt4.68/unit electricity price from ERC, citing a significant increase from the current rate of Bt3.99/unit. He has reassured that the actual price will be lower and has instructed authorities to find ways to ease the burden on consumers.
ERC’s Responsibilities and Minister’s Efforts
The energy minister urges the ERC to manage pricing in a way that minimizes burden on consumers. He also emphasizes the legal requirement for ERC to publicly announce new power prices for feedback. Additionally, he highlights ongoing efforts to gather and analyze information for a sustainable and fair energy system, dismissing criticisms and affirming dedication to finding solutions for public benefit.