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Lightening causes electricity disruption

February 1, 2016 6:42 pm

A lightning strike in Nakorosule in the interior of Viti Levu caused a power disruption to the FEA power system in Viti Levu at 3:52pm yesterday afternoon.

FEA chief executive Hasmukh Patel says this lightning strike tripped/de-energized our 132,000 volts transmission line that evacuates power supply from Wailoa to Cunningham in Suva, causing a Viti Levu blackout.

Whilst a team was trying to identify the cause of the outage, our other teams were quick in restoring power using the backup diesel generators around Viti Levu.

The FEA sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused to all our valued customers which was beyond our control.