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Those Affected By Major Power Outage Can Claim Rebate From TNB Soon

Those Affected By Major Power Outage Can Claim Rebate From TNB Soon

KeTSA minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said affected users can submit claims by stating the amount of loss suffered.

Adeline Leong

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Consumers, especially traders, who were affected by the major power outage on 27 July might be able to get rebates from Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

According to Bernama, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said affected account users, such as traders, can submit claims by stating the amount of loss suffered.

However, I will table the detailed information on the rebate in Parliament on 4 August 2022.

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan

Takiyuddin also praised TNB for its swift action in restoring the power supply within two hours and 21 minutes.

The power outage was caused by an equipment failure at the Yong Peng North Main Input Substation (PMU) in Johor. The videos that went viral showed the equipment on fire.

The damage resulted in a load loss of 2.2 gigawatts (GW), which is 10% of the total supply demand in Peninsular Malaysia.

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Due to the damage, TNB had to maintain energy stability and was forced to ration supply to certain areas that were not critical.

At the same time, hospitals, airports and the parliament which was having a sitting that day did not experience any disruption.

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan

About one million domestic, industrial and commercial account users were affected by the power outage that started around 12.39pm that day.


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