Sarawak Energy team on standby for Gawai Dayak

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KUCHING, May 28: Sarawak Energy’s contingency plans and teams are ready for quick deployment to facilitate quick restoration of electricity should there be any blackouts during the coming Gawai Dayak celebration.

In a statement today, the company said sufficient manpower has been assigned to technical teams who will be on 24-hour standby to ensure electricity supply reliability.

“Should any supply disruptions occur, the standby teams will be deployed immediately for safe and swift restoration. Generator sets have also been allocated and prepared accordingly for this purpose,” it stated.

Sarawak Energy added that customers can also play a role in keeping families and communities safe through electrical safety and saving tips for an enjoyable festive celebration with loved ones.

For residences where celebrations and gatherings will take place, they must use energy-efficient electrical appliances and ensure that they are safe to use.

“Do not overload electrical sockets with multiple pin adapters and extension cables to prevent potential fire due to electrical circuit overload.

“Ensure all electrical sockets are in good condition, and untangle all extension wire coils when using to avoid them from overheating,” it said.

Meanwhile, for those who will be travelling, they must switch off and unplug electrical sockets for all unused electrical appliances and ensure all electrical sockets are in good condition.

“Do not use excessive multiple pin adaptors and extension cables to prevent electrical circuit overload, and use a timer switch should you need the lights on for security reasons while away,” it elaborated.

Sarawak Energy also cautions its customers to refrain from illegally extending their internal wiring circuits, especially during festive seasons.

Such illegal extensions might overload Sarawak Energy’s electrical system, leading to supply interruptions which will inconvenience those living in the affected areas and creating unsafe conditions and raising the risk of fire.

For any queries, customers can contact Sarawak Energy’s 24/7 Customer Care Centre at 1300-88-3111 or email to

Alternatively, customers can also reach the utility provider through Sarawak Energy’s mobile app SEB cares, which can be downloaded via Google Play Store and Apple App Store. — DayakDaily