EFFORTS to normalise power supply to rural areas in the Western Division will be slower.
This was the word from the Fiji Electricity Authority as it continues to restore power to homes in the region affected by Cyclone Evan.
In its situation update, FEA advised that while teams were now working to restore power in rural areas supply would take longer and at times no power would be experienced for a few days.
"This is due to damages such as fallen poles, broken poles, broken lines and line hardware to the distribution network and wide area of distribution lines in the rural area," FEA chief executive Hasmukh Patel said in a press release.
"We understand that some of our valued customers have been without power supply in the aftermath of Cyclone Evan."
"The damage to the power infrastructure was widespread and FEA teams are trying their level best to restore power supply safely to the affected areas.
The authority confirmed 76 per cent of customers in the west have had their power supply restored.