Kota Marudu Member of Parliament

Ongkili Explains Power Disruption Causes In Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) -- The thin electricity reserve margin rate during peak hours and electricity theft are the main causes of frequent power disruptions in Sabah.

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili said load shedding had to be done at certain times due to the unstable electricity supply and distribution network.

"The ministry also found that power generation components contributed largely to the electricity disruption in Sabah.

"The generation capacity reduction and unscheduled cuts that power stations, be they independent power plants or Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) were forced to do, also contribute to the disruption," he said.

He was responding to Datuk Dr Marcus Mojigoh (BN-Putatan) at the Dewan Rakyat here Wednesday.

Ongkili said the construction of the Kimanis power plant consisting of three generator units and the Cash Horse power plant were among the measures taken to increase power supply in the state.