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SESB on cause of load shedding

Published on: Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Load shedding had to be carried out on Tuesday due to Pangi Hydro Power Plant in Tenom unable to generate optimal power, said Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) Senior General Manager (Asset Management), Mohd Nazri Pazil.

He said the hot and dry weather during Tuesday's peak hour had resulted in slow water flow at Sungai Padas, hence affecting Pangi's power generation capability, which went down drastically to only 35MW.

It marked a 31MW decrease. Apart from the low river water issue faced by Pangi Hydro Power Plant, several other IPPs also faced outage such as in Libaran, ARLT and SBPC. Load shedding began at the peak hour of 12.50pm while power supply was restored in stages beginning 2.50pm on the same day.

He said the commissioning of the 100MW IPP by SPR Energy Sdn Bhd in May this year and the first block of Kimanis Power Sdn Bhd generating 95MW in June this year would address such problem.

Consumers could also visit SESB website at www.sesb.com.my to check the load shedding schedule.