Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Sandakan Electricity Supply a total negligence of the BN government




The Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu was brought around to visit all the power generating facilities in Sandakan by the people there during his mobile service to understand further the real cause of the power cut, failure and shortage in the area. The inspection team went round to all the facilities in Sandakan which includes the Gantisan power barge (2x20MW), IPP-Sandakan Power (4x8MW), Libaran Power (4x15MW), Kina Biopower (1x10MW), Labuk (3x4.74MW), Batu Sapi (3x8MW) and (2x14MW) plus a Jet turbine power generator (1x20 MW).

According to the calculation, the total output is 228.22MW. This is 30% of the power generation of the whole Sabah requirement of 750MW, just for Sandakan alone there is a total requirement of 220MW. Very unfortunately, this is not the real picture, because the Sandakan power facilities are in a very poor stage. During the inspection on last Sunday, the team found out that most of the power generators are practically not functioning. The power generators not functioning are as follows:-

(1) Gantisan Power Barge --- 2x20MW
(2) Batu Sapi Station --- 3x8MW and 1x14MW
(3) Batu Sapi- Jet turbine --- 1x20 MW
total= 98MW
With so many power generators in Sandakan out of service (7 out of 20) and power lost of 98MW out 228.22 MW, no wonder the Sandakan folks are crying foul for power. The power cuts and load shedding in Sandakan town is getting more serious nowadays. There is little effort being put in to repair and upgrade the facilities, or at least there should be some concerted effort and plans to bring in new, big and efficient power generators to be installed to give Sandakan its power supply. The existing generator sets are getting worn out with low output efficiency, and might breakdown anytime now, what will happen then? How long do the Sandakan folks had to wait for the steady power to resume?

Dr. Hiew viewed the situation as very critical in Sandakan, and the people’s suffering and losses can not be quantified, who should be held responsible? It is only the government that they should point their finger at. In Sandakan, there is a Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Musa Aman, a full Minister, Datuk Raymond Tan, a full Minister Datuk Peter Pang, and an assistant Federal Minister, Datuk Liew Vui Kiong. “All these power full people in the BN government seem powerless to help the power needed poor folks in Sandakan”. DAP call upon them to bring back the power supply to Sandakan, if not they have seriously failed the Sandakan people who had voted them to their seats. They need to resign to the effect for failing to take care the well being of the Sandakan folks.

Dr. Hiew King Cheu. Sabah DAP chief cum KK MP.

1. Picture taken infront of the broken down Jet Turbine power generator (20MW),
2. The idling Gantisan Power Barge (2x20MW) on Sunday 19th July 2009.





国阵政府完全疏忽山打根的电力供应
上星期天亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士和他的流动服务团队前往山打根进行流动服务,在同时他被带领前往该处的发电厂巡视,以进一步了解山打根停电和电供不足的真正原因。他们也视察了所有山打根的发电设施,其中包括了电力驳船(2x20兆瓦),山打根私营独立发电站(4x8兆瓦), 里巴兰电力站(4x15兆瓦),吉那生物气体发电站(1x10兆瓦),拉卜发电站(3x4.74兆瓦),巴都沙比发电站(3x8兆瓦)和(2x14兆瓦)加上喷射涡轮发电机(1x20兆瓦)。

根据计算,该些发电站的总电力生产为228.22兆瓦。 是整个沙巴州总需求750兆瓦的30%。单单在山打根区,其总电力的需求量是220兆瓦。 非常不幸的是,这并不是真正的实况,因为山打根的电力设施是处在一个非常恶劣的阶段。 在上星期日巡视的期间,发现大多数的发电机几乎都没有发动和操作。 该些不能操作的发电机如下:-

(1) 电力驳船 --- 2x20兆瓦
(2) 巴都沙比发电站 --- 3x8兆瓦和 1x14兆瓦
(3) 巴都沙比 - 喷射涡轮发电机 --- 1x20兆瓦
合计= 98兆瓦

山打根有二十多台的发电机,有七台发电机无法操作,而造成了总发电量的228.22兆瓦中的98兆瓦的电源损失,难怪山打根人对此感到欲哭无泪。 目前该处的停电和电力负荷问题越来越严重。 而政府却毫无迹象积极去实施维修和提升级该处的设备,或者努力做更新的工作。 他们应该计划引进和安装新高效率的发电机,让山打根有足够的电力供应。 现有的发电机已经破旧和效率低,随时可能发生故障,到时后果是不堪设想!山打根的人们要等到什么时候才能拥有稳定的电力供应?

邱博士认为山打根的情况非常糟糕,人民的痛苦和损失已经无法再估计,谁应该负起责任呢? 该矛头应该们直指向州政府。 山打根有沙巴首席部长拿督慕沙阿曼,拿督陈树杰部长,拿督彭恩荣部长和一名联邦助理部长,拿督刘伟强。 然而‘这些有权力的国阵政府老大,似乎无能力来帮助和解决山打根人民的逼切需要’。 民主行动党呼吁他们尽快处理山打根电供的问题,山打根人民投票选择他们当代议士,而他们却无法认真的处理山打根人的需求及诉求,他们应该迎疚辞职,因为他们未能照顾到山打根人的基本利益和福利。


图1:已经损坏的喷射涡轮发电机(20兆瓦)需要一年后才能修复
图2:停顿没操作的电力驳船(2x20MW)。