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Repair & Maintenance Works At The 132kV Wailoa Substation And On The 132kV Wailoa To Nadarivatu Transmission Line

Repair & Maintenance Works At The 132kV Wailoa Substation And On The  132kV Wailoa To Nadarivatu Transmission Line
October 06
16:35 2017

 

The Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) wishes to advise its valued customers that as part of the Monasavu Hydro Electric Scheme Half Life Refurbishment program we will be carrying out repair and maintenance works at the 132kV Wailoa Substation and on the 132kV Wailoa to Nadarivatu transmission line.

In order to carry out the repair and maintenance, FEA Engineers will need to de-energise the 132,000 volts transmission line from the Wailoa to Nadarivatu.

This will mean that FEA will not be able to transmit electricity from the Wailoa Hydro Electric Power Station to the Western Division. During this time, we will rely on the Nadarivatu Hydro Electric Power Station and our Diesel Power Stations at Sigatoka, Qeleloa, Nadi, Vuda, and Rakiraki to supply electricity to our Western Division Customers from Namatakula in Sigatoka to Waimecia in Rakaraki.

FEA personnel will be carrying out these repair and maintenance works from 3:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday 8th October, 2017.

The available generation capacity in the Western Division alone is not sufficient to meet the power demand of all our Customers in the Western Division during this maintenance period. As a result, FEA has sought the assistance and support of all its major customers including Hotels and Corporate customers to operate their stand-by Generator Sets independently to cater for their power requirements from 3:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday 8th October, 2017.

Works are planned to be carried out on Sunday due to the low demand and minimum disruption to our customers. FEA wishes to acknowledge its appreciation of the support from these major customers in advance.

Customers in the Western Division may experience power supply outages in the event of a failure of any one of our generating sets in the Western Division or due to power line failure. FEA will do its utmost to ensure that these power interruptions are kept to a minimum.

ALL QUERIES CAN BE DIRECTED TO 132 333, for emergencies ONLY call 913.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EXERCISE WILL BE CARRIED OUT SUBJECT TO FAVOURABLE WEATHER CONDITONS. IN THE EVENT THE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE UNFAVOURABLE, THEN THIS EXERCISE WILL BE POSTPONED AND OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS WILL BE INFORMED ACCORDINGLY.

FEA apologizes for any inconvenience that may be caused as a result of this planned exercise and seeks the cooperation and understanding of all our valued customers.

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