TNB suspends operations of 1,600 sub-stations in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang
KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has suspended the operations of 1,606 sub-stations throughout Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu in view of the severe floods in the state.
Its Kelantan general manager, Md Yuslan Md Yusof, said that up to 6pm today, the operations of 232 sub-stations in Gua Musang, 215 in Kuala Krai, 24 in Tanah Merah, 19 in Jeli, 12 in Machang, five in Tumpat and three in Kota Baru had been suspended.
TNB senior general manager (Corporate and Communications) Datuk Mohd Aminuddin Mohd Amin said the move was to avoid short-circuit which can affect 70,284 consumers.
Kelantan has the most number of consumers affected with (42,688) when the operations of 1,150 sub-stations are suspended in Kuala Krai, Gua Musang, Jeli, Machang, Tanah Merah, Kota Baru and Tumpat.
"In Terengganu, the operations of 138 sub-stations were suspended in Kemaman, Bandar Al-Muktafi Billah Shah and Dungun, involving 8,105 consumers while in Pahang, 5,878 consumers will be affected as 18 sub-stations are suspended," he said in a statement, Thursday.
He said TNB would continue to monitor the situation.
The floods in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang continued to worsen. - Bernama
Source : The Star Online