By Steve HiggsPublished September 05, 2018 11:30:59Malaysia’s national electrical grid is currently in crisis, with nearly 1.5 million people unable to use electricity at all.
However, there are some solutions that can be put in place for those affected by the crisis.
If you are a homeowner and have been unable to install an electric meter and you are still worried about the power outage, here are some tips to help you.
The biggest thing you need to do is install your own meter and set up your own circuit breaker, said the head of a Malaysian Electricity Distribution Corporation (MEADC).
Malaysian Electric Regulatory Authority (MEADA) spokesperson Datuk Zainal Abdul Rahman said it was difficult to install these new appliances and said it would take about a week for the MEADC to put the new circuit breakers in place.
The MEAD CEC, however, said it has put in places to connect these new electrical equipment, which will be installed within three to five days.
Malaysians with power cuts are also being urged to contact their local power supplier and to use a power meter to determine the amount of electricity they can use, said MEAD spokesperson Datuh Said.
He said the MEADS has issued advice to its members that they can install these devices for free and ask their electricity supplier to give them the necessary equipment.
MeADS spokesperson Datu Dua Zainul said this is a good idea and that anyone who has installed the new equipment will have to pay for it.
Malayia’s power grid is in a severe state, said Datuh Zainuul.
The MEADS and MEADD have said the country’s grid has a capacity of more than 5 million megawatts, which is nearly 15 percent of the countrys capacity.
The power grid in Malaysia is highly unstable and is currently struggling to supply power to about 70 percent of its population, according to the MEADA.
It also said more than 90 percent of Malaysia’s population does not have access to electricity.
The state has seen power cuts in the past two weeks, and Datuh said the power cuts have increased in the last few days as the weather has become drier.
In the last two weeks alone, the MEIDS has been forced to suspend several operations due to the power shortage, Datuh Dua said.
This means that MEADS is unable to distribute power to people, which means many people have to rely on generators and have to go without water.
In an attempt to alleviate the power crisis, MEADS says it has started distributing water to those affected.
MEADS also said it will be supplying water to households with electricity issues.MEADS is also encouraging people to check the status of their water and sewerage facilities.
MEIDS spokesperson Datum Zainullah said this was important to monitor how much water and sewage is being discharged to homes.
The situation is extremely serious and needs urgent attention, said MeIDS spokesperson Yew Daudiz.
MeIDS is working with the State Energy and Water Department (SEAWD) and the state’s health department to address the power and sewage problems, Datum said.
The State Electricity Regulatory Board (SERB) is also working with MEIDS to deal with the power outages.
The SEAWD has ordered the MEIDC to immediately install the circuit breaker and will also provide the MEIDA with power meter data and other equipment.