Evening power outage caused by double circuit trip - SEB

by Edisi Viral


HOME Posted on 19 Feb 2017 19:00:50


Parts of Sarawak plunged into darkness earlier this evening at around 6.39pm.

File photo of parts of Kuching affected by past outages.-

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KUCHING: The power outage which occurred at 6.26pm yesterday was caused by a double circuit trip at the 275kV Selangau-Kemena transmission line, Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) said in a press statement.

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Many parts of Kuching, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Mukah and Sibu were affected by the outage.

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SEB said restoration works-began immediately, with supply restored progressively and some areas in Kuching having power restored in under seven minutes.

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Other areas weren’t so lucky, with some getting power back after an hour. The system was almost fully restored by 7.52pm.

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-The defence system worked effectively to sustain the Kuching to Mukah island, thus enabling quick restoration,- said SEB chief operating officer Lu Yew Hung in the statement.

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-SEB is investigating the cause of the double circuit trip on the Selangau-Kemena line that led to the outage. We sincerely apologise to our affected customers for the inconvenience caused,--he explained.

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