Friday, 1 March 2013

Frequent Power Cuts are back in Luyang Kota Kinabalu // 亚庇路阳区经常断电




亚庇国会议员邱庆洲接到不少投诉,有关最近亚庇路阳区有太多的停电事件发生。这一周已经有三次长达数小时的断电的发生。 邱氏说,他曾多次联络了沙巴电力局,他们也提供了导致停电的主因,他认为沙电力局应杜绝这些频繁停电的问题,并尽力削减在该地区的停电以免影响大众。 沙电力局工程师也应该解决问题,并立即作出适当的纠正措施,一劳永逸解决停电的问题。


The KK MP Hiew King Cheu received many complaints from the people saying that there are just too many power cuts recently in Luyang Kota Kinabalu – this week alone is already three times. He had made many calls to SESB, and was given the details and reasons of the power cut. What is happening to Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB)? SESB should put an end to these frequent power failures and cut which are affecting everybody in the area. The SESB engineers should study the problems and immediately recommend the proper corrective actions and solve the problems once and for all.


It really looks like the demand for electricity in the city has increased tremendously and the current power distribution equipment and substations are not able to sustain the extra load, further more the power line, the transformers, and switch gears are too old which easily cause malfunction. Judging from the problems in the past weeks or months, it seems the 11KV power line installed long time ago for the area will not be able to carry the current loading. It is now time to upgrade the system to 33KV to meet the demand that has been causing overloading and the frequent tripping of the system.

But if it is the nagging small problems of minor system or equipment problems or failures, there should sufficient maintenance to ensure that the problems would not recur. If it is an isolated case in many months, the people would not be duly concerned. But this is a situation where there are several long-hour power cuts in a month.

Power cuts have caused businesses to incur extra costs and damages to business and consumer appliances especially computers equipment. The KK MP Hiew King Cheu said with this kind of electrical failures Sabah has become a top consumer of electrical items such as the uninterruptible power supply unit (UPS), laptop batteries, chargers, motherboards, fans, and other electrical equipment, etc. Not to mention the downtime costs and the interruption to the people who are working on the computers or other businesses such as salons. There is no excuse for frequent power failures because the government has allocated millions if not billions of Ringgit for electrification and maintenance services. How is it that we are still lacking in power supply and/or the system is constantly breaking down?

This is a long overdue and recurring problem that the government and SESB engineers have to quickly solve because it seems quite unique to Sabah. It is indeed like a sore thumb because Sarawak and Peninsula Malaysia are seldom having these problems.

Hiew said anyone can see that along the main road there are plenty of evident that the SESB power line and equipments are indeed needed upgrading and tidy up. There are power lines touching the trees, electric pole leaning over, near condemn transformers, broken switch gear etc. These needed immediate attention and renewal, and there is no guarantee when these electrical installations will explode or seize functioning. The frequent tripping of the power supply system may due to these. It is the people’s hope that they could enjoy an undisrupted power supply at all times. SESB is not here to make tons of money but to provide the best service they can.

Hiew King Cheu, KK MP.

Pic: 1. leaning electric pole
2. near condemn transformer
3. vegetation on power lines
4. broken switch gear

亚庇路阳区经常断电

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲接到不少投诉,有关最近亚庇路阳区有太多的停电事件发生。这一周已经有三次长达数小时的断电的发生。 邱氏说,他曾多次联络了沙巴电力局,他们也提供了导致停电的主因,他认为沙电力局应杜绝这些频繁停电的问题,并尽力削减在该地区的停电以免影响大众。 沙电力局工程师也应该解决问题,并立即作出适当的纠正措施,一劳永逸解决停电的问题。

亚庇市的电力需求量已大大增加,目前的电供设备是不能够承受超额的负荷,加上现有的电路网,变压器和电力控制配备都已陈旧,很易发生故障和短路。在过去的数周里发生的停电问题来看,路阳区的电力供应还是依靠很久以前所安装的11KV供电缆,如今已无法提供所需的电流。 应该是时候将将该电供系统提升到33KV,以供需求,否则将会面对更多的负荷和频繁的电源跳闸。

但是,如果供电系统或设备时常出现问题或故障,沙电应该给与更好的保养和维修,以确保这些问题不会再发生。 在许多个月以来,人们对停电已有诸多的不满,他们都希望停电的发生不要再连续下去。

停电造成大众的损失及额外开销,更需要维修和重新购买被停电所损坏的器材,比如电子器材,尤其是电脑设备。 邱氏说,沙巴已成为电器产品消费最高的一州,其中最常需要更换的受损器材包括电源装置(UPS),手提电脑和其电池,充电器,电脑主板,电风扇及其它电器设备等。 不断的停电也提高工商业成本和花费更多的工作时间,加上其他的损失是无可计算的。 沙电应该是没有任何借口,也必须为频繁停电负起全责。 政府已经拨出巨大款项已提升沙州的电力供应,但是我们仍然缺乏电源和没有安稳的电供系统。 钱是出了,但是人民还是受尽停电之苦,可悲的是,有些地区在大年初一也没法快乐的庆祝农历新年。

沙电的工程师应该经常巡视有问题的地方,并必须迅速给与解决。 在砂拉越和马来西亚半岛就很少有这种问题发生,他们的停电率是非常的低。

邱氏说,任何人都可以轻易看到,沿着大马路有明显的电力局电线和设备确实需要提升和整理。 有些电线接触到树木,电线杆倾斜,即将损坏的变压器,损坏的开关配备等,这些都需要立即获得关注或更新。 真的是没有办法保证说这些电力装置不会爆炸或停止运作,可能电源系统的频繁跳闸就是由此而起。 人民的希望是在任何时候都可以享受不间断的电源。 沙电的责任不是要赚取大量的金钱,而他们是有责任提供最好的电供服务。

1倾斜的电线杆
2:即将损坏的变压器
3:植物缠绕电线
4:断裂的开关器