Power Outage

Argentina and Uruguay scramble to restore power after massive outage

Argentine President Mauricio Macri has promised a full investigation.

Argentine media said the power cut occurred shortly after 07:00 (11:00 BST), causing trains to be halted and failures with traffic signalling.

The blackout was prompted by a failure in an electrical grid that serves both Argentina and Uruguay.

The outage occurred as people in Argentina were preparing to go to the polls for local elections, delaying voting in several regional provinces.

Parts of Paraguay were also affected, a state energy company said.

     

Total outage at NID haus

Acting Registrar General, Noel Mobiha, today explained the glitch in the system.

He said the outage is due to an overload of the system, causing a shutdown since last week.

“We lost the capability to have our staff here register onto the main body now, getting through the window to getting some work for the registrations,” Mobiha said.

Power outage is also believed to be the reason behind the glitch.

“Our registration numbers went beyond what was known for the systems.”

POM still in the dark

Ensisi and Waigani are some of these areas that welcomed the New Year with a power outage which was restored in the early hours of January 2nd, then went out again in the evening and is yet to be restored on January 3rd.

In a statement on their Facebook page, PNG Power Ltd said with the bad weather conditions, they are unable to provide restoration times however, their teams are working in the affected areas to restore supply.

Vandals will pay total cost of power outage

PNG Power CEO Alex Oa said the electricity company will prosecute suspects whose actions disrupt electricity supply.       

“PPL will not hesitate to prosecute those found to be vandalising its properties and have them pay the full cost of the revenue lost during an outage, and cost of repair of the damage caused or face imprisonment.”

The statement followed a power outage last week in Port Moresby.

Port Moresby power back to normal

The State Owned Power supplier in a statement this afternoon stated that total power outage in Port Moresby on Thursday at 8:15pm was because of a fault on line 545 which connects power supply between the LNG Gas plant, Kanudi and Moitaka power stations.

Normal power supply was restored at 12am in Port Moresby.

The outage, which affected the city and surrounding areas, occurred when there was a transformer fault on the Waigani Feeder 4 which resulted in load shedding and affected Gerehu, Morata, Waigani, Tokarara and Ensisi Valley.

Power supply restored in Port Moresby

The fault was located between Kanudi and Moitaka after a line patrol was conducted.

It was found that there was a conductor causing the short circuiting when PPL was trying to restore power supply during the four days of load shedding.

The fault was isolated and could not pick up on the PPL system control and was only located when linesmen conducted a patrol of all transmission lines between Kanudi and Moitaka.

Customers still experiencing power outages are encouraged to call the National Call Centre on 7090 8000 or 7653 5261.

Port Moresby in citywide blackout

Suburbs throughout the nation's capital started experiencing power outages since 6pm tonight.

PNG Loop was advised that the two main feeders coming out of the main power stations at Rouna were having problems.

This has forced  PPL to carry out a systems shutdown so that they can carry out repair work on the damaged feeders.