Floods: TNB shuts down 48 substations in Johor


JOHOR BARU: Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has temporarily shut down 48 substations in Johor for safety reasons due to floods.

Johor TNB general manager Mohamed Noh Md Seth said the shutdown caused power disruption to about 4,800 consumer accounts in six districts, namely Segamat, Kluang, Batu Pahat, Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Muar.

He said TNB had also shut down 36 substations in Yong Peng, Batu Pahat; Kota Tinggi (four), Kluang (three); Segamat Baru, Segamat (three) as well as one each in Bukit Kepong, Muar and Endau in Mersing, as of 6am on Sunday (March 5).

"The number of affected substations was 130. However, 82 have resumed supply once water receded and the electrical installation was safe," he said when contacted by Bernama on Sunday.

Mohamed Noh said the move was to ensure the safety of consumers, should the flood situation worsen.

He also advised consumers to switch off and unplug all electrical appliances and not to approach or even touch any electrical installations.

"Also, get a licensed electrical contractor to check the electrical wiring before turning on the main switch," he added.

The public can contact TNB Careline at 15454 or TNB Careline on Facebook regarding any TNB installations that have fallen or collapsed. – Bernama

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