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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal


Here it is, all you ever wanted to know about; Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal. After a lot of speculation and stories about a break or a 'short' in the main underwater cable between the mainland (either coming from Donsak or Nakhon Si Thammarat, where Samui is serviced from), it seems to be a lot closer to home than most of us may have thought.

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal; The culprit, I specifically like the sandals in this heavy duty work environment, but let's not get side tracked

It turns out that outage occurred between a power station in Baan Taling Ngam and the ocean, so it actually occurred on Samui ground. The location is near the big Elephant gates near Wat Kiri Wongkaram.

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal; The underground cables

This information I puzzled together from following internet forums and following provided links, which led me to a Facebook account of somebody who seems to be involved in the repair works and who has these pictures online.

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal; The problem cable

These pictures should give a different view on many stories and they show that the problem occurred on land.

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal; Dug up cables near Baan Taling Ngaam

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal; Electricity cables broken on Koh Samui; look, here!

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal

Electricity on Koh Samui; power cuts and black outs, the real deal; Work at night

It's a good thing that power is back on again but word on the street is that the backup power generators that were brought onto Koh Samui by the government will be on the island during the Christmas period and into the high season as more high power demand is expected and the main electric line may not have enough electric power to support the island during Christmas and into January. In case of more power disruptions and in the worst case, another or more blackouts, there's back up from the 16 generators.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned.

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Camille

Updated 13th June, 2017

6 comments:

Lazare said...

Hi
Interesting.. Can u give more information about where you find these informations, please, i am very curious.
Thanx
Michel

Camille said...

Hi Michel,

Look on the Samui related discussion forums, you can find all the information there.

Anonymous said...

Yes we are glad everything seems beck to normal, We come next week. Hope the power stays on

Camille said...

At the moment it looks good!

Ferdinand Rasch said...

Hey...this is a good find! A lot of information you usually never get, even as a resident or at least regular you would never be supplied with this kind of background information. Will recommend your blog to my friends too. Cheers, Ferdi

Camille said...

Thanks Ferdi, hope you keep checking in!