Repair and maintenance works to affect power supply

THE Fiji Electricity Authority engineers will be carrying out repair and maintenance works on the 33,000 volts Waqadra/Sabeto to Sigatoka sub-transmission line tomorrow from 6am to 6pm and has advised customers of the power outage that would affect them during the work.

A statement from the FEA yesterday stated in order to carry out the repair and maintenance, FEA engineers would need to de-energise the 33,000 volts sub-transmission line from the Waqadra/Sabeto to Sigatoka.

It stated as a result, FEA customers in Waibogi settlement, Nabou Pine Station, Kavukavu Station, Navutu Village and Digicel site Navutu, Warwick Resort, Outrigger Resort, Naviti Resort, Intercontinental Hotel, Yatule Resort and Natadola Resort would experience power outage.

Meanwhile, the authority thanked its customers who used their own generator sets to assist them during last weekend’s maintenance works in the Central Division.

The authority said as part of the ongoing Monasavu Hydro Electric Power Scheme Half Life Refurbishment works, the FEA would be carrying out work associated with the replacement of a 132,000 volts isolator at the Cunningham Rd Zone Substation in Suva and carry out repairs and maintenance work on a 132,000 volts Steel Lattice Tower at Naobalevu.

These works will be undertaken from 3am to 6pm tomorrow.

As a consequence of these works the 132,000 volts transmission line from the Wailoa Hydro Electric Power Station to Cunningham Rd Zone Substation will be switched off.

The statement stated it would mean that during this period FEA would rely solely on its diesel power stations at Korovou, Kinoya, Rokobili and Deuba to supply electricity to its Central Division customers from Matanipusi (Serua) to Balekinaga, Tailevu including areas of Deuba, Navua, Suva, Nausori and Korovou.

It said customers in the Central Division might experience power supply outages during the above times in the event of a failure of any one of their diesel generating sets or because of unrelated powerline faults.

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