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Power hinges on repairs

Ioane Burese
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

THE Fiji Electricity Authority says its 132kV transmission line from Wailoa Hydro Power Station to Suva needs urgent repair works before it is brought back into service.

In a statement, authority CEO Hasmukh Patel said this would be be undertaken today and would take at least half a day.

"Furthermore, we need to patrol the entire 60km of this transmission line to ensure the rest of the power line is intact," Mr Patel said.

"This patrol requires the services of a helicopter and can only be carried out provided the weather improves and enables the helicopter to carry out the patrol.

"As a result of this transmission line being out of service, FEA will have to resort to supplying the Central Division power demand through its Kinoya diesel power station."

Mr Patel said that due to the limited capacity of the Kinoya power station, the FEA would have to ration power until the transmission line was brought back into service. "We anticipate normalising power supply in the Central Division by tomorrow (today) evening if the weather conditions improve and we are able to carry out the necessary repairs and helicopter patrol of this transmission line and carry out the necessary repairs on other powerlines within the Central Division."





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