Residents of Lae city are glad to be out of the blackout after PNG Power Limited restored full electricity to the city as of 11.48am this morning following line patrol done on ground and using a helicopter.
According to PNG Power, the line was cleared after tests were conducted at Taraka and Munum Power Station to give the all clear for supply to be restored.
Residents on Saturday 08th April experienced total power outage after the fault occurred, the PNG Power team weren’t able to locate the fault on the line and have had to stop the line patrol late Saturday evening, but resumed today and fixed the problem.
The fault was identified to be between Munum Independent Power Producer (IPP) Power Station and Taraka Substation and Power Station.
The fault affected the supply of electricity into Lae city from the Mumum Power Station and the Ramu Grid. This was due to the fact that most of the transmission lines between Munum and Taraka run through the thick bushland.