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Limbang Receives Additional Gensets from SEB

KUCHING, JUN 24 — Additional generator sets have been deployed by Sarawak Energy to Limbang in order to stabilise the power supply for the load in the district.

This followed the supply instability experienced by customers receiving their electricity from Limbang Power Station since May.

In a statement, Sarawak Energy said repairs works on generators have been delayed due to the current movement restrictions, adding that available generators have also reached their maximum capacity, with the potential risk of not being able to cater for peak demand especially during hot weather.

“We deeply regret the inconvenience experienced by the residents of Limbang due to the supply interruptions, and we assure them we are making every effort to meet their needs, including raising the generation capacity,” said Yusri Safri, Sarawak Energy Vice President for Distribution in the statement.

Yusri Safri, Sarawak Energy Vice President for Distribution

“We expect one of the gensets to be back online by this Friday (25 June), restoring normalcy of supply to Limbang by month-end, while another genset is expected to be back online in 3 weeks pending delivery of spare parts,” he added.

Sarawak Energy said it has also deployed two additional 1500kW generator sets from Kuching to support the load demand in Limbang and serve as back-up supply.

Yusri also emphasized that there will be sufficient generation capacity for Limbang once repairs to the generators have been carried out/

Meanwhile, SEB said work to connect the district as part of the Northern Grid extension project under a long-term solution to meet the area’s growing demand is progressing despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Repair works to the fault generators in progress.

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