Sarawak Energy To Carry Out Repair Works On Damaged Transmission Lines

Repair works to start from 7.30am to 5pm if weather permits

KUCHING, 28th JANUARY 2016, THURSDAY: Sarawak Energy will undertake emergency repair works on the damaged part of the transmission lines along the Kemena-Selangau stretch tomorrow (Jan 30), from 7.30am to 5pm.  The works may be postponed if weather conditions are unfavourable.

The damage, suspected to be the result of the high impact collision of an object with transmission lines located across the Tatau River, led to a power outage in southern Sarawak on the evening of 23rd January.

Lu Yew Hung, Sarawak Energy Executive Vice President and SESCO Chief Executive Officer said, “Our team has made the necessary preparation to repair the damaged lines together with the appointed line contractor who is very experienced in the field.

“Our focus is to repair the lines in the shortest time possible and manage the risk of outage to our customers in the southern part of the state. Due to the complexity of the repair works, there is a possibility of power outages as the remaining line will be highly loaded. We are managing this by having our technical teams on high alert at strategic locations. ”

“We seek the kind understanding of members of the public should there be any power interruptions during this repair period. We assure our customers that our team remains vigilant and will work to restore supply within the shortest possible time should this happen."

Customers are advised to contact Sarawak Energy’s Customer Care Centre at 1-300-88-3111 for enquiries and updates.