21 April 2020 – Waived or reduced electricity charges for three months for some households

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Type of Intervention: Food and necessities
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Overview: Cabinet approved a decision of energy authorities to waive or reduce electricity charges for a period of three months for 22 million households forced to work from home.

The decision endorsed the proposal of the Energy Regulatory Commission, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority and the Provincial Electricity Authority.

A complete subsidy is extended to households with power meters measuring less than 5 amps (expected to benefit 10 million households), with lesser discounts for households with meters over 5 amps.
Full details here: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1904380/power-bill-cut-for-22m-houses