Sharjah gets generators to tackle emergencies, power outages

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Sharjah gets generators to tackle emergencies, power outages

Sharjah - These will be connected to the distribution plants


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Sat 19 Aug 2017, 6:53 PM

Last updated: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 11:54 AM

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) will now have seven environment-friendly mobile generators on standby to meet any emergency or tackle sudden interruption of power in different areas of the emirate.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Dr Rashid Al Leem, chairman of SEWA, said that the move comes as part of SEWA's strategy to offer best services to the residents during summers.
He explained that these generators are an alternative means to help the consumers during power outages due to maintenance or sudden technical snag. In case of any interruption, the emergency teams would immediately rush and connect the generators to the distribution plants so that power is restored quickly until the faults are repaired. "These generators include one having a capacity of 1,500kV, four of 500kV each and two of 250kV each. One of the generators has been allocated for the eastern region and the rest will be installed in the city of Sharjah," he added.
Dr Al Leem said that SEWA is currently making huge efforts to enhance electricity networks in all the regions of Sharjah, by setting up distribution and production plants and ensuring continuous maintenance of all power networks in the emirate.
He said that maintenance of the electrical lines, connections and transformers is being carried out by SEWA in Sharjah. The work includes renewal and change of a number of cables and replacement of transformers in old areas that were experiencing frequent power disconnection due to faults during the last two months.
He pointed out that SEWA is boosting technical operations (expertise) that would go a long way in providing maintenance requirements to reduce power outages, while monitoring the electrical network of Sharjah city.

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