Sarawak Energy enhances power supply reliability in Sadong Jaya, Sebuyau, and Simunjan

Sarawak Energy’s technical team conducting maintenance work on its power lines in Sebuyau.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, June 14: Sarawak Energy is intensifying efforts to enhance the reliability of electricity supply in Sadong Jaya, Sebuyau, and Simunjan through infrastructure upgrades and improved maintenance strategies.

In a statement today, Sarawak Energy highlighted additional proactive measures to address power supply issues, including scheduled maintenance outages.


These outages, though causing short-term inconvenience, are necessary for safe repair works and equipment replacement.

“Last year, Sarawak Energy completed the installation of new 33kV underground cables from Serian to the Gedong Junction to reinforce supply to Simunjan.

“Sarawak Energy is also planning to build Sebuyau substation, to significantly improve supply reliability and minimise vulnerability to outages caused by external factors on long lines.

“There are plans in the immediate future to install dedicated insulated distribution lines using the Medium Voltage Covered Conductor (MVCC) system in Sadong Jaya, Sebuyau and
Simunjan areas. This system can withstand momentary contact with crops or vegetation
without causing interruptions,” it said.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Energy’ regional manager for Western Region Tan Joo Kok said Sarawak Energy have already implemented immediate and short-term measures such as more frequent regular line inspection scanning, clearing vegetation along the lines, and performing necessary maintenance to reduce supply disruptions.

According to him, some of the power disruptions are due to necessary scheduled shutdowns for safe repair works and equipment replacement, and to implement the various supply reliability projects and initiatives.

“Some outages are inevitable due to the need for system shutdowns when we conduct new customer connections and maintenance.

“However, we are committed to ensure power supply is restored in the shortest time possible to ensure minimal disruption,” he added. — DayakDaily