Friday, September 10, 2010

Sabah IPPS Tripped and Triggered Statewide Power outage

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Gas Terminal in Gayang, Sepanggar, near here, which supplies gas to three independent power producers (IPP), suffered a technical glitch Thursday, causing trips in two of the IPPs, and triggering a statewide power outage.

In a statement, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) said the glitch at 7.25pm shut off the gas supply to Ranhill Powerton II (130MW) and Sepanggar Bay Power Corporation (SBPC) (100MW), causing the trips.

Another IPP, Ranhill Powerton I (190MW), had to switch to diesel to continue operating.

The incident triggered a generation shortfall of 230MW, forcing load sheddings in several areas.

Among areas affected in the outage were Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Papar, Beaufort, Keningau, Kota Marudu, Kota Belud, Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Tawau and Labuan.

The supply was restored in stages from 7.35pm, it said.

SESB said Sabah's peak demand at the moment was 780MW, with gas-fired generation capacity amounting to 420MW or 57 per cent of SESB's total generation capacity. - Bernama

1 comment:

  1. 35 watts for an LCD monitor, or 80 watts if you have an old-school CRT.
    Saving of 56.25%