Steps taken to address unstable power supply to Inanam village
Published on: Saturday, November 30, 2019
By: Sidney Skinner
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SABAH Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) has taken steps to address the instability of the supply to an Inanam village.

A SESB spokeswoman said a check revealed that a defective component in one of the firm’s installations nearby was behind the power woes which consumers there had been experiencing for some time.

“Our technicians replaced the damaged drop-out fuse and a test was conducted afterwards to confirm that the system servicing the village was stable,” she said.

“We will monitor the supply to this area from time to time to ensure that this problem does not recur.” 

PETRA, who lives in Kg Bambangan Baru, said homes there had been hit by electricity surges which had damaged their appliances several times.

She said she heard her fluorescent lights making an unusual sound at around 6.30am one recent weekday morning.

“This went on for a few minutes after which there was a blackout,” she said.

“I heard my television make a ‘popping’ sound at around the same time.”

She said none of the electrical devices in her house would function after the electricity supply was restored a few minutes later.

Petra said she had already repaired her washing machine and kettle which had been damaged during a similar incident earlier this year.

“This time more of my appliances broke down, including my refrigerator and television.

“I cannot understand why I have to keep shouldering the costs for the repairs. Why can’t SESB do something to prevent these surges from recurring?” 

She provided Hotline with the time and date of the most recent outage. This information was forwarded to SESB. 

The spokeswoman said the affected consumers could seek compensation for the repairs made to appliances damaged as a result of the power irregularities in the village.

She advised the residents to make a police report about the incident.

“They should submit this document together with the cost of the repairs to us so that we can process their claim,” she said. (SS)



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