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Expect more power cuts: FEA

April 1, 2012 6:30 am

The Fiji Electricity Authority has advised that they will be rotating power supply across the country to cater the demand.

FEA chief executive, Hasmukh Patel with the latest advisory.

“As from tonight we will be getting into that schedule and working out a plan where we will be rotating blackouts which means that certain areas will be switched out for three to four hours and they will be restored and some other areas will be put on so that we are able to cater for the demand using our diesel power stations."

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_"Now perhaps tonight, the impact might not be so much, but from Monday there will be a huge impact in the business sector. It depends on what the demand in the business sectors is likely to be but as we go on we will see how to tackle the situation."

“I can safely say that during the day, we expect to put out the domestic sector. So obviously, some industries are located within the domestic sector. So it will be very difficult to isolate them but we will see how we can manage. It’s a situation which we will have to tolerate. Unfortunately we have ended up in this particular situation and I must sincerely apologise to all my customers that we have landed in this situation but it is an act of nature which is beyond our control.”

“Will be working out a plan that we will activate at 8am on Monday, so that we are able to supply to the major industries and we can leave the domestics out until the commercials are off and then we can switch on the domestics until we restore the power back to supply.”

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