ENERGY & OFFSHORE, UTILITIES | Staff Reporter, Singapore

147,000 customers hit by blackout across 19 areas

Power was fully restored after 38 minutes.

Nineteen areas across Singapore was hit by electricity supply disruption for 38 minutes on 18 September, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and SP group revealed. SP group noted that about 146,797 users were affected by the blackout.

The areas affected were Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Jurong, Pandan Loop, Aljunied, Geylang, Tanjong Rhu, Mountbatten, Kembangan, Bedok, East Coast, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Thomson, Mandai, Admiralty, Sembawang, and Woodlands.

According to the preliminary findings of SP Group, the disruption was caused by the partial loss of supply from two of their power generation units. They added that their investigations are still ongoing.

“We will review the outcome of our investigation before deciding on the actions to take. We will also work with the industry to put in place measures to minimise the risk of such an incident happening again,” EMA said in their statement.

Power was fully restored after 38 minutes.

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