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Damages to power networks extensive: FEA

February 22, 2016 7:22 pm

The Fiji Electricity Authority says damages to the 132,000 Volts transmission line and the sub-transmission lines in the Western Division have been extensive.

FEA chief executive Hasmukh Patel says a team of engineers were able to patrol and inspect the area.

He says three steel lattice transmission towers have been damaged.

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Two fallen towers on the Nadarivatu line has cut of supply from the Nadarivatu Hydro Power Scheme.

Similarly, there is a fallen tower on the Wailoa to Vuda transmission line which has cut of supply of electricity from the Wailoa Power Station to the Western Division.

Patel says they have made the necessary plans to repair these fallen towers and logistical arrangements are in place for their teams and contractors to commence repair works from today.

It is anticipated these repair works would take up to three weeks.

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