Media Statement

17 OCTOBER 2019

A double tripping incident occurred along the Kemantan-Sarikei 132kV line interrupting supply to Sarikei, Tanjung Manis, Daro and surrounding areas at 5.41pm today.

Sarawak Energy's technical team was immediately deployed and was able to safely re- energise the lines and restore supply progressively by 6.25pm.

A subsequent tripping incident involving the Sarikei-Tanjung Manis 132kV line occurred at 7.06pm affecting the same areas.

Sarikei-Tanjung Manis 132kV lines were re-energised at 7.15pm.

Heavy lightning activity in the areas affected was highly likely to have caused both tripping incidents.

Sarawak Energy’s technical team will continue to monitor the situation and are on standby to ensure quick restoration.

Sarawak Energy apologises for any inconvenience caused by the incidents.