Construction Of Miri Town Indoor Substation To Reinforce Reliability Of Supply For City's Central Business District

KUCHING, 11TH NOVEMBER 2017, SATURDAY: The RM10.5mil Miri Town 33kV Indoor Substation is a critical component of the overall reinforcement works of the electricity network supply for central Miri, catering to growing demand and rapid expansion of the city. The new indoor substation will serve as the primary supply source to central Miri which includes the Central Business District, major commercial centres and surrounding residential areas.

Scheduled for commissioning by Aug 2018, the timely completion of the project is vital to help reinforce Miri supply network and resolve issues which the network may be facing at present.

An indoor substation reduces the risk of equipment damage as there is added protection from external conditions so maintenance works can be carried out safely.

The existing Miri Town 33kV substation is currently an outdoor facility and is more than 30 years old requiring upgrading works which includes the reconditioning and replacement of the substation’s equipment. This will also improve the substation’s performance in terms of reliability and compatibility with the rest of the on-going upgrading initiatives.

The overall reinforcement work undertaken by Sarawak Energy with an investment of almost RM1 billion is expected to be completed within the next five years. As part of this, major projects implemented simultaneously since 2014 include additional injection points with the construction of a number of zone substations in urban Miri and its outskirts to cater for the city’s rapid development and expansion, as well as the upgrading of other infrastructure such as additional feeders, transformers, replacement of ageing equipment and power lines