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EFL says all efforts will be made to ensure customers are not affected by the planned maintenance exercise tomorrow

EFL says all efforts will be made to ensure customers are not affected by the planned maintenance exercise tomorrow

By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 10/09/2022
[Image: File Photo]

Energy Fiji Limited will be commissioning the 132,000 volts/33,000 volts transformer with a capacity of 80MVA at Cunningham Road Zone Substation tomorrow and they will also be carrying out maintenance work on the 132kV Wailoa to Cunningham transmission line to replace corroded line hardware.

Acting CEO Bobby Naimawi says this work is being carried out to improve the reliability and security of power supply in Central Division.

Naimawi says to enable EFL to undertake this exercise, they will de-energise the 132kV transmission line that transmits power supply from the Wailoa Power Station to the Cunningham Road Zone Substation from 3am to 5pm tomorrow to allow their teams to carry out the work safely.

He adds during this period EFL will rely on power supply from the thermal generators from all its power stations at Deuba, Rokobili, Kinoya and Korovou to supply electricity.

Naimawi says while all efforts will be made to ensure that their customers are not affected by this planned maintenance exercise, power supply to customers in the Central Division of Viti Levu could be affected in the event of the failure of any of their thermal generators, or in the event of any unrelated fault on the network.

He also says EFL will do its utmost to ensure that any power interruptions are kept to a minimum.

Naimawi says maintenance works are planned to be carried out on Sunday due to the low electricity demand on this day, which will result in minimum or no disruption.

He adds in the event the weather conditions are unfavorable, then this exercise will be postponed and people will be informed accordingly.

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