Power cuts across Malta and Gozo; again

Updated 11:21 AM
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A number of localities across Malta and Gozo are suffering a power outage. However, situation is improving in mere minutes.

A spokesperson for Enemalta was not in a position to explain the reason as to why the Maltese islands are suffering yet another power outage.

The first reports came in at 5.45pm.

Newsbook.com.mt is informed that there is no electricity in:

  • Marsascala
  • Sliema
  • Birkirkara
  • Mġarr
  • Swatar
  • Marsalforn
  • San Pawl il-Baħar
  • Rabat (Għawdex)

Newsbook.com.mt is informed that at least 30 minutes are required for electricity to be reinstated in Gozo.

Enemalta issued a statement at 6.08pm, explaining that there was an extensive power cut. Technical personnel are working to solve this issue. 

Enemalta plc tixtieq tinforma lill-pubbliku li fl-aħħar ħinijiet esperjenzat qtugħ estensiv fil-provvista tal-elettriku….

Posted by Enemalta plc on Sunday, December 29, 2019

Enemalta had stated there may be more power cuts in the next few days. While answering questions by Newsbook.com.mt, Enemalta suggested that the damage inflicted and possible future damage results from a fault in the cable between Malta and Sicily.

The 23rd of December saw an extensive electric power cut hitting all of Malta and Gozo. Enemalta had stated that preliminary investigations indicate the cause of the power cut to be a fault on the interconnector cable between Malta and Sicily.