Power issue in Vatuwaqa

Hasmukh Patel,Chief Executive Officer, Fea | Saturday, January 13, 2018
We refer to an article titled "Power issue" published in The Fiji Times on Friday, January 12, 2018.

On Tuesday, January 9, FEA received two complaints of "no power" at 10.56pm and 10.57pm from Vatuwaqa.

Our faults team attended the complaint and found damaged power line hardware at the junction of Fletcher Rd and Viria Rd, following which they proceeded to isolate the power supply to the damaged network and carried out repair works.

Power supply was restored at 3.25am on the morning of Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

On Wednesday, January 10, FEA again received two complaints of "no power" at 10.22pm and 10.26pm from Vatuwaqa.

Our faults team attended to the complaint and found more damaged power line hardware on the power pole at the junction of Fletcher Rd and Daya St, following which they proceeded to isolate the power supply to the damaged network and carried out repair works.

Power supply was restored at 3.20am on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

To carry our repair works safely, power supply to the damaged network was switched off.

The unplanned power outage on Tuesday night affected our customers along Fletcher Rd from the Vatuwaqa Bridge to Nanuku St, Khemindra St, Daya St, Lemaki St, Benau St, Wailea St, Ackland St, Millet Rd, Viria Rd, Craig Place, Ryland Place, Malau Place, Sarosaro Place and Vusavusa Place.

Unfortunately some of the customers in these areas were also affected by the outage on Wednesday night.

The unplanned power outages on Tuesday night and Wednesday night resulted from hardware failure, and while we do our utmost to prevent such failures, it is impossible to completely eliminate them.

The FEA sincerely apologises for the inconvenience caused to our valued customers.

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