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Southeast Asia's power plants are getting an IoT upgrade

Internet technologies can help electricity-starved countries meet their needs

Net energy importers like Thailand are keen to improve efficiency. Sensors will be installed at this GPSC plant to collect and analyze data.

BANGKOK Southeast Asian countries are adopting cutting-edge information technology to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of fossil fuel power plants that the region relies on to meet surging energy demand.

Japanese trading house Marubeni and Global Power Synergy Co., an affiliate of Thailand's national oil company PTT, have reached a basic agreement to install sensors at existing power plants that will allow operational data to be gathered and analyzed.

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