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Upgrade In Electrical Works For West Set For July 31

Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) is advising customers in the Western Division of Viti Levu that repair, maintenance and upgrading works will be carried out on the EFL infrastructure on Sunday July 31.
24 Jul 2022 10:45
Upgrade In Electrical Works For West Set For July 31

Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) is advising customers in the Western Division of Viti Levu that repair, maintenance and upgrading works will be carried out on the EFL infrastructure on Sunday July 31.

The works are as follows:

  1. 132kV/33kV Vuda Substation – wiring, testing and commissioning of a new 132kV/33kV transformer.
  2. 132kV Transmission Line Towers from Nadarivatu Switchyard to the Vuda Substation – carry out urgent repair and maintenance works on the steel lattice transmission towers at Balevuto in Ba.
  3. New 33kV Transmission line from Vuda to Naikabula – installation of five (5) poles for the new 33kV transmission line which necessitates a planned outage on the 33kV Vuda to Rarawai transmission line which will affect power supply to Ba, Tavua, Nadarivatu all the way to Navesau in Rakiraki apart from Rakiraki Central Business District (CBD).

These works need to be executed to ensure reliability and security of power supply to the Western Division.

To enable EFL to undertake the above works, EFL will de-energise the 132kV transmission line that transmits power from the Nadarivatu Switchyard to the Vuda Substation from 5:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday 31st July, 2022 to allow our teams to carry out the necessary works.

During this period, EFL will supply electricity from its Diesel Power Stations at Vuda, Qeleloa, Nadi, Sigatoka and Rakiraki to meet the electricity demand of our valued customers in the Western Division from Matanipusi Hill in Serua to Raviravi in Ba and Rakiraki CBD.

Due to the above works in the Western Division, power supply to our valued customers in the following districts will be affected by this planned repair, maintenance and upgrade exercise.

Part of Lautoka (Tomuka, Tavakubu, Saru, Tawatawa, & Vaivai), Raviravi Ba to Tavua, Whole of Tavua & Nadarivatu, Tavua to Navesau in Rakiraki apart from Rakiraki CBD.

Power supply to our remaining valued customers in the Western Division of Viti Levu should not be affected unless there is a failure of any of our diesel generation sets, or in the event of any unrelated fault on the transmission and distribution network in the Western Division.

EFL will do its utmost to ensure that any unplanned power interruptions are kept to a minimum.

Maintenance works are planned to be carried out on a Sunday due to the low electricity demand on this day, which would result in reduced disruption to customers in the West.

In the event the weather conditions are unfavorable, then this exercise would be postponed and customers will be informed accordingly.

Feedback: Energy Fiji Limited



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