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About 95% of affected areas in the Western Division now have power supply
Residents and businesses count the losses

About 95% of affected areas in the Western Division now have power supply

Residents and businesses count the losses

By Semi Turaga
Thursday 13/01/2022

Energy Fiji Limited says about 95% of affected areas in the Western Division of Viti Levu now have power supply after a major unplanned outage six days ago.

They are expecting all affected areas to have power supply by the end of the week.

Many residents have told us they have been experiencing fluctuation in their power supply as EFL teams restore power.

Some residents have claimed that their appliances are not working following several outages in the last few days.

Arti Vandhana Gopal of Nadi says because of the fluctuation their frozen meat is now bad.

Gopal says she also runs a restaurant and business has been affected.

We also spoke to other businesses and residents in the Western Division about the power supply situation in their area.

EFL CEO Hasmukh Patel says they have not received any reports from customers about damage to appliances following the outages.

He says he wants to assure people that the outages will not damage any appliances.

The 132,000 volts transmission line that gets power supply from the Wailoa and Nadarivatu Hydro Power Stations tripped on Saturday causing a Western Division blackout.

EFL then had to use its available thermal generation in the Western Viti Levu to ration and supply the electricity in the Western Division.


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