Bario Power Interruption - Restoration Update

KUCHING, 8 DECEMBER 2018, SATURDAY: Restoration of power supply in Bario is in progress following a supply interruption caused by a fault at the Bario Central Solar Hybrid Power Station.

The interruption occurred when prolonged cloudy weather conditions affected solar generation at the power station, during the switchover to the power plant’s back-up diesel generators.

Sarawak Energy’s Bario team immediately began trouble shooting while awaiting technical support to be deployed from Miri.

The technical team can only be deployed when the road or air conditions are safe for travel.

The technical team’s arrival was delayed by a full day due to challenging terrain and rainy weather which had affected timber track conditions normally used to access Bario when there is limited air connectivity. In normal conditions, the journey via timber track from the Miri based technical team would take approximately 14 hours.

Supply to 12 villages - Kampung Baru, Padang Pasir, Ulung Palang Atas, Ulung Palang Bawah, Pa Ukat, Pa Umor, Arur Dalan, Bario Asal, Arur Layan, Pa Derung, Pa Ramapuh Atas and Pa Ramapuh Bawah are affected.

Sarawak Energy apologises to the Bario community for the inconvenience caused and has launched an immediate investigation into the cause. We will continue to provide updates on the situation