Post-TC Keni: Power restoration works continue

Update: 12:15PM ENERGY Fiji Limited says restoration of power to areas affected by the recent floods and cyclones is continuing.

Chief executive officer Hasmukh Patel said teams had been working long hours to repair and restore power supply to the affected areas since Tropical Cyclone Keni passed through the country on Tuesday, April 10.

“There were many places, which were not accessible due to washed access, eroded river banks and crossings and silt deposits,” he said in a statement released yesterday evening.

“Due to flooding, collision by flood debris, strong winds and soil erosion, power poles had either fallen or tilted causing delays in restoration of overhead power lines.

“In addition to this, there are fallen trees on the power lines which had to be cleared before the staff and contractors started with repairs to the power lines in many of the locations.”

Mr Patel said 95 per cent of areas in Rakiraki and 99 per cent in Tavua had power restored with access being the main obstacle to full restoration.

In Nadarivatu, 90 per cent of areas had power and 94 per cent in Ba.

Nadi District has 98 per cent restored, Sigatoka 84 per cent and Korolevu 73 per cent.