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Transmission Line Works To Connect New Tatau 275/132/33/11KV Substation For Better Reliability Of Supply


22 OCTOBER 2021

Transmission line connection works are commencing soon for the new Tatau 275/132/33/11KV substation to connect Tatau to the main electricity grid through the existing Kemena-Selangau 275KV transmission lines and this will reinforce the distribution network in the area and improve reliability of supply.

Prior to commissioning of the new RM107mil Tatau substation, connection works from the Kemena-Selangau lines of the electricity grid will require a scheduled shutdown of one of the two lines from 25 October to 1 November 2021 with the other line continuing to supply power over the shutdown period.

Overall electricity supply is expected to be unaffected during the duration of the connection works. Nevertheless, preparations are being done to ensure safe completion of works in the shortest time possible. In the event of bad weather, works may be postponed for safety reasons.

Currently, Tatau and its surrounding areas which includes Sangan and Samarakan are supplied via two circuits of 33KV overhead supply lines that runs at a distance of about 40KM from Bintulu Airport 33/11KV substation making these long supply lines susceptible to interference and faults.

The Tatau substation funded under the Projek Rakyat Sarawak is one of the key projects to increase the rural electrification coverage under the Rural Electrification Scheme and caters to the demand load for Tatau District. Around 1,800 households and businesses are expected to benefit from the new Tatau substation as the facility serves as a new injection point to significantly improve the supply network for Tatau and the surrounding rural areas.

Sarawak Energy apologises for any inconvenience caused in our ongoing efforts to modernise Sarawak’s power system and provide reliable electricity supply for the people.

Members of the public can contact Sarawak Energy Customer Care Centre at 1300-88-3111, or utilise Sarawak Energy mobile app SEBcares to obtain the latest updates of the connection works and to report outages to assist in speedy restoration of electricity supply.

Tatau 275KV Substation

Tatau 275KV Substation

Tatau 33/11KV Substation