Faulty Substation Equipment at Semariang Substation Causes Loss Of Supply

25 JUNE 2022

Customers in Kuching’s Semariang and Santubong areas experienced loss of electricity supply today as a result of faulty equipment at the Semariang 33kV substation and an underground cable fault.

Sarawak Energy’s technical team was able to restore supply to most areas by 11 am, with the remaining areas progressively restored via mobile gensets and alternative supply circuits from nearby substations.

Due to the extensive repair works required at the Semariang 33kV substation, supply to the remaining areas is expected be restored by tonight, 25 June.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused and are working towards restoring supply to as many affected customers as possible as we continue repair works of the Samariang substation and progress fault location work on the underground cable,” said Choo Min Chong, Sarawak Energy Regional Manager for Western Region.

The utility is investigating the cause of the faults.

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Restoration and repair works in progress