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SESB wants to avoid load shedding

Published on: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) expects to avoid implementation of load shedding after the Kimanis Power Sdn Bhd (KPSB) and SPR Energy owned Independent Power Plant (IPP) changes its fuel and starts generating electricity using diesel.

"This will increase the capacity of power generation in the Sabah Grid, so no load shedding was done since yesterday," SESB said in a statement here Tuesday.

According to SESB, they would try their best to ensure this goes on until the supply of gas to both IPP stations in Kimanis is restored.

SESB also said it was told that the problem of supplying gas to the plants in Kimanis was expected to be rectified by July 2.

It said that it successfully avoided load shedding after maintenance on a station in Sepanggar was completed on Monday and strengthened the power supply capacity and Sabah Grid System.

"Currently we have only implemented Demand Side Management (DSM) during peak periods and it only involves Large Power Consumers (LPC) in Sabah," said SESB. It said the DSM has helped to reduce the impact and SESB's need to carry out load shedding to a wider area and during a longer time.

Meanwhile, SESB said load shedding would be their last choice and would only be done if the existing capacity can no longer cater to demand for electricity.