Monday, 19 May 2008 4:01 PM

SIEA Assures Public on No-Repeat of Long Power Cut

Residents around Honiara have been assured that the experience of more than seven hours of no power will not occur again.

Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) made the assurance following Friday's power cut that enraged citizens living around the capital, in particular business houses.

The 10am - 5pm power cut is said to be due to "some faults" at the SIEA Honiara power station based in the eastern part of the city.

An SIEA worker explained to Solomon Times that there was a problem with the main feeder of the main power supply to areas in and around Honiara.

"It is not fuel shortage as the public had assumed but rather a fault on the feeder, and we are very sorry for the inconveniences this has caused to the business houses," the worker said.

Power was restored after 5pm but went off again for a shorter period of time.

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