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Be aware of your safety, identify and report: FEA

The Fiji Electricity Au­thority owns and oper­ates close to 900km of underground power cables. These underground power lines are generally buried in the road reserves, under foot­paths, along grass verges
10 Feb 2018 11:00
Be aware of your safety, identify and report: FEA

The Fiji Electricity Au­thority owns and oper­ates close to 900km of underground power cables.

These underground power lines are generally buried in the road reserves, under foot­paths, along grass verges and across the roads.

Underground cables can also be identified in areas where there is power supply and no overhead power lines.

One way to identify areas with underground reticula­tion is where there are green pillar boxes instead of over­head power lines to the houses and buildings.

Some industrial and com­mercial customers also have underground power cables on their properties running from the road-side to their trans­formers.

Please take precautionary steps in the event you choose to undertake civil works/dig­ging where there could be un­derground power cables.

FEA requests members of the public to verify the pres­ence of FEA underground as­sets before carrying out any excavation works.

Failure to do this could lead to major accidents leading to injuries or even fatalities.

Damages to underground power lines also lead to major power disruptions.

A “Permit to Dig” is required for any excavation in the vi­cinity of FEA power cables.

To obtain a “Permit to Dig” or to verify the presence of FEA underground assets please contact FEA on 132333.

Source: Fiji Electricity Author­ity

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