KUALA NERUS, Nov 20 – An allegation that Kuala Terengganu will be plunged into total darkness starting Thursday night as disseminated via Facebook and Whatsapp is not true, said Terengganu Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) general manager, Ir Saharenam Mukhtar. According to a TNB statement to BERNAMA, Thursday, he said as at 4 pm in the evening, only three TNB substations had their electricity supply cut for safety after being inundated by flood water.
The substations which had their supply cut were in Desa Baruh Tok Jiring in Kuala Nerus at 12.24 pm on Wednesday. This was followed by power disruption in the Taman Seri Embun (1.20 pm) and Lapang Sasar (2.39 pm), on Thursday. “Electricty supply to these areas will be restored immediately after the situation is found to be safe,” he said.
In this regard, he said TNB assured its customers that it would not arbitrarily release water from the Kenyir Dam at its Sultan Mahmud Power Station to reduce the level of water retention. The water level at the dam is now at 137-138 metres, which is normal at 12 noon Thursday while the maximum level is 147 metres. Members of the public could contact TNB via its CareLine 15454 for enquiries.