Power supply boosted on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan

THE Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has moved emergency power generators to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan to ensure adequate supply during the Full Moon Party tonight (August 26, 2018) and throughout the festival, Thai News Agency reported.

Mr Phanumart Limsuwan, director PEA Zone 2 (South), said his agency has done its best to resolve problems after finding damaged cable lines on August 7.

An Emergency Response Center has been set up to tackle the power distribution problem on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

Moreover power generation has been increased through the installation of emergency generators at 3 points, 2 on Koh Samui and 1 on Koh Phangan, with this being completed yesterday.

Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

He added that officials from many units have been moved to help boost power supply with 54 emergency generators being moved in from across the country, and also some rented from the private sector to ensure smooth flow.

Power supply on Koh Samui has gone up by 10 megawatts to boost the confidence of the people and tourists on the island.

He confirmed that there would be enough electricity for tonight’s Full Moon Party and throughout this festival.


Top: Hot rope jumping during a Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan. Photo: Nika Vee (CC-BY-2.0)

In-text: Party-goers standing next to the Full Moon Party sign. Photo: Thomas Sauzedde (CC-BY-2.0)

First below: PEA trucks on Koh Samui. Photo: Thai News Agency

Second below: A sign at PEA’s underwater cable station on  Koh Samui. Photo: Thai News Agency

Fixing power cables on Koh Samui