State Electric Company (STELCO) states power disruptions are possible in Male’ City and suburban Hulhumale’ over the upcoming weekend as work on energizing the Greater Male’ Grid remains ongoing.
STELCO began work on energizing the Greater Male’ Grid last Saturday. The company was originally scheduled to complete the work this Thursday, but has now announced that the work will continue throughout the upcoming weekend.
STELCO finished synchronizing its powerhouses in Male’ City and Hulhumale’ last Monday – celebrated by the company as a milestone achievement.
In an announcement on Thursday afternoon, STELCO said it expects to conclude the work on Saturday, barring no further technical issues.
STELCO warned that power disruptions are possible in Male’ City and Hulhumale’ as the company works on the second circuit of the Greater Male’ Grid this Thursday, as well as on Friday and Saturday, as the company works on the last phase of energizing the grid.
The Greater Male’ Grid links the power network in Male’, Hulhumale’ and Hulhule’ with two 7-kilometer 132 KV circuits. STELCO has also installed four 95 MVA transformers in Male’ and Hulhumale’, and two 8 MVA transformers in Hulhule’ under the project.
Each circuit has the capacity to generate 100 megawatts of power.
STELCO has apologized in advance for the inconvenience possible power disruptions may cause its customers during work on the project.