New transformer installation at Cunningham substation deferred

THE replacement of the new 132kV/33kV Transformer at the Cunningham Road Zone Substation that was scheduled to be undertaken on Sunday October 14, 2018 has been deferred to Sunday October 21, 2018.

Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) Chief Executive Officer Hasmukh Patel in a statement issued today said in order to carry out the transformer installation, EFL Engineers need to de-energise the 132,000 volts transmission line from the Wailoa Power Station to the Cunningham Road 132kV Zone Substation in Suva from 3am to 8pm on Sunday October 14, 2018.

“During this outage, EFL will also carry out repair and maintenance works on three steel towers along the transmission line from the Wailoa Power Station to Cunningham Road Substation,” Mr Patel said.

“During this period EFL will rely solely on its Diesel Power Stations at Korovou, Kinoya, Rokobili and Deuba to supply electricity to our Central Division Customers from Matanipusi (Serua) to Balekinaga, Tailevu including areas of Deuba, Navua, Suva, Nausori and Korovou,” he said.

“The available diesel generation capacity in the Central Division is sufficient to meet the power demand of all our customers in the Central Division during this period.

“These works will now be undertaken on Sunday October 21, 2018, weather permitting.

“Maintenance works are planned to be carried out on a Sunday due to the low electricity demand on this day, allowing us to maintain electricity supply to our valued customers in the Central Division of Viti Levu.”

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