-BEBERAPA SYSTEM MENGELAMI KEJADIAN "TRIP" YANG DIPERCAYAI TELAH DIKESAN BEMULA DARI PELAN JANAKUASA HYDROELEKTRIK BAKUN YANG KEMUDIANNYA MELUMPUHKAN SELURUH SYSTEM SARAWAK ENERGY-
Di bawah ini adalah surat berkaitan (dalam Bahasa Inggeris) dengan kejadian blackout di hampir seluruh kawasan negeri sarawak semalam daripada Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) Torstein Dale Sjotveit:
Dear Sarawak Energy Customers throughout the State of Sarawak,
we are still having our full team working on recovery throughout the State, but have experienced some unexpected problems to recover the Sate Power System.
Firstly; the incident started around 17.36 this late afternoon with a very serious frequency drop in our system that led to a total system collapse. The reasons are still not fully known, but with the facts retrievable as of now it looks like the frequency drop may have originated from the Bakun Hydroelectric plant.
The system tripping lead to a total collapse of our system and all our power stations went down; Sijingkat in Kuching, Batang Ai, Mukah Coal plant, as well as Bintulu and Miri Gas plants.
We have on our side over the first couple of hours after the tripping restored all SEB transmission systems, and are in the process of restoring all the power plants, but unfortunately we where only able to get power from 2 of the 4 Bakun units at around 22.45.
The system is still very unstable due to the huge impact such an incident have, but I have at present a strong team here at Menara SEB of 30 over of our best people to oversee and restore the system step by step, and we have mobilized hundreds of staff around Sarawak on power stations and substations to support and monitor the recovery of our system.
Torstein Dale Sjotveit
I personally want to send a strong message on behalf of Sarawak Energy that we are truly sorry for all the inconvenience and losses this incident have created and I can assure you we will not rest until we have good control on the system. We will also ensure a proper investigation is done with third party input to maximize the learning SEB can get from this very serious incident.
I have been following the situation closely for the last many hours, and this message is written with all the knowledge we have at present. Tomorrow by 10am we invite the press to a briefing and will hopefully have an even clearer understanding of the situation by then.
In closing I sincerely apologize for those who have suffered from the black out and for all of you throughout Sarawak that will have to sleep without a proper electricity supply to your house, I can assure you we will do our best to normalize the situation my tomorrow morning.