Damaged 33,000 Volts ‘Bushing’ Caused Power Disruption in Viti Levu
A damaged 33,000 Volts ‘bushing’ on a 33, 000/11,000 Volts power transformer at the Wailekutu Zone Sub Station in Suva, triggered a series of events that caused a power disruption, ultimately to all EFL’s customers in Viti Levu, at 10:53pm last Friday.
Energy Fiji Limited started restoring power supply, using the backup diesel generators around Viti Levu, and the majority of the affected areas had their power supply restored, by 12:53am, the following morning.
Power supply was also restored to the remaining affected customers in the Western Division, at 1:47am, and the Central Division, by 2:50am on Saturday.
EFL Technicians and Engineers worked during the weekend to replace the damaged power transformer bushing, and re-energised the affected transformer, on the afternoon of Sunday 5th May, 2019.
The damage to the power transformer bushing – was as a result of vandalism.