NCPO replaces top energy regulators

The National Council for Peace and Order has replaced all the members of the Energy Regulatory Commission, and sacked its secretary-general Kawin Thangsupanich.

The changes were announced by regime chief Gen Prayuth, along with the names of the new appointees, media reports said.

The new members are -- Kraisi Karnasuta, former governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand; Mrs Duangmanee Komaratat; Mrs Patchima Thanasanti, former director-general of the Department of Intellectual Property; Pornthep Thanyapongchai, former governor of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority;  Watchara Khunawatthanawuthi; Miss Wilaiporn Liwgasemsan, former deputy secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board; and Viraphol Jirapraditkul, director-general of the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency.

They will later select a new chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission among themselves.

Gen Prayuth also sacked Mr Kawin as the secretary-general of the commission.

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