Improving power supply reliability in Tatau

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TATAU: The transmission line works to connect the new Tatau 275/132/33/11KV substation will reinforce the distribution network in the area and improve reliability of supply.

According to Sarawak Energy, the transmission line works would commence soon where it would be connected to the main electricity grid through the existing Kemena-Selangau 275KV transmission lines.

“Prior to commissioning of the new RM107 million 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 Oct 25 to Nov 1 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, work may be postponed for safety reasons,” SEB said on Friday (Oct 22).

Explaining further, it stated that 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 40 KM from Bintulu Airport 33/11KV substation making these long supply lines susceptible to interference and faults.

“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.”

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.

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