The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) will roll out the
country’s first smart grid electricity project, worth 1 billion baht, in
Pattaya by 2018 in a move to embrace internet-connected services to improve
Pongsakorn Yuthagovit, PEA's deputy director for system
planning, said the 1 billion-baht project will cover replacement of smart
meters in 120,000 homes throughout the city, and construction of a data centre
to process all forms of communication.
This will allow the authority to understand consumer
behaviour and collect data about their electricity usage.