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Fiji Electricity Authority To Install Circuit Breaker At The Wailoa Substation, Customers May Experience Outage

Fiji Electricity Authority To Install Circuit Breaker At The Wailoa Substation, Customers May Experience Outage
FEA
June 30
13:07 2017

The Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) will be carrying out installation of a new circuit breaker at their Wailoa Switching Substation.

This is part of the Authority’s Monasavu Hydro Electric Power Scheme Half Life Refurbishment works.

“The FEA will be carrying out installation of a new 132,000V circuit breaker at our 132kV Wailoa Switching Substation,” a statement from the Authority said.

The installation will take place from 10pm tomorrow Saturday 1st July to to 6:00am on Sunday 2nd July, 2017.

“As a consequence of this work the 132,000 volts transmission line from the Wailoa Power Station to Cunningham Road Zone Substation will be switched off.”

This means that during the installation period, FEA will rely solely on the Diesel Power Stations at Korovou, Kinoya, Rokobili & Deuba to supply electricity to our Central Division Customers from Matanipusi (Serua) to Korovou, Tailevu.

“During this outage, a new circuit breaker will be installed into position. Once the new circuit breaker has its control wiring completed, another outage will be executed on the same line to re-connect and commission the newly installed circuit breaker, and our customers will be advised of this outage as soon as it is scheduled to be carried out.”

The Authority said the available diesel generation capacity in the Central Division is sufficient to meet the power demand of all our Customers in the Central Division this Sunday.

“However, customers in the Central Division may experience power supply outages outside of the above times and areas in the event of a failure of any one of our generating sets. FEA will do its utmost to ensure that these power interruptions are kept to a minimum,” the Authority said.

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