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KUCHING, Oct 22: Transmission line connection works for the new Tatau 275/132/33/11KV substation to connect Tatau to the main electricity grid through the existing Kemena-Selangau 275KV transmission lines are commencing soon.
Sarawak Energy Berhad (Sarawak Energy) said this will reinforce distribution network in the area and improve the reliability of supply.
Overall electricity supply is expected to be unaffected during the duration of the connection works. However, preparations are being done to ensure safe completion of works in the shortest time possible. In the event of bad weather, works may be postponed for safety reasons.
Currently, Tatau and its surrounding areas which include Sangan and Samarakan are supplied via two circuits of 33KV overhead supply lines that run at a distance of about 40km from Bintulu Airport 33/11KV substation, making these long supply lines susceptible to interference and faults.
The Tatau substation funded under the Projek Rakyat Sarawak is one of the key projects to increase the rural electrification coverage under the Rural Electrification Scheme and caters to the demand load for Tatau District.
Around 1,800 households and businesses are expected to benefit from the new Tatau substation as the facility serves as a new injection point to significantly improve the supply network for Tatau and the surrounding rural areas.
Sarawak Energy apologised for any inconvenience caused in their ongoing efforts to modernise Sarawak’s power system and provide a reliable electricity supply for the people.
Members of the public can contact Sarawak Energy Customer Care Centre at 1300-88-3111, or utilise Sarawak Energy mobile app SEBcares to obtain the latest updates of the connection works and to report outages to assist in speedy restoration of electricity supply. — Dayakdaily