Yet another blackout; “electricity back to normal” – Enemalta

Updated 02:29 PM

Power has returned in some localities

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Power is back on in various localities after yet another blackout Monday morning. Several localities around the Maltese Islands are experiencing yet another blackout. Enemalta announced that electricity has returned back to normal in all localities.

B'referenza għall-istqarrijiet maħruġa aktar qabel, Enemalta plc tixtieq tinforma lill-pubbliku li l-provvista…

Posted by Enemalta plc on Monday, December 30, 2019

Yesterday evening, a number of localities across Malta and Gozo suffered a power outage. However, the situation improved in mere minutes.

On Facebook, Enemalta plc stated that it would like to inform the public that it has experienced interruptions in the electricity supply in some Maltese localities and part of Gozo. It added that at present (12.50 pm), the electricity service is back to normal in most of the localities, and that technical personnel are working hard to restore the service to the few remaining customs.

Enemalta plc tixtieq tinforma lill-pubbliku li fl-aħħar ħinijiet esperjenzat qtugħ fil-provvista tal-elettriku f’B’Kara,…

Posted by Enemalta plc on Monday, December 30, 2019

Newsbook.com.mt was informed that parts of the following localities suffered from the power cut:

In Malta

  • Balzan
  • Marsaxlokk
  • Żejtun
  • Qormi
  • Tarxien
  • Marsaskala
  • Swatar
  • Żabbar
  • Mosta
  • Ħamrun
  • Buġibba
  • Kalkara
  • Fgura
  • Attard
  • Naxxar
  • Birkirkara
  • Santa Luċia
  • Luqa
  • Imsida
  • Għargħur
  • Marsa
  • Swieqi

In Gozo

  • Xagħra
  • Marsalforn
  • Victoria
  • Għasri
  • Żebbuġ

It is understood that power has been returned in some localities.

Enemalta’s warning

One week ago, Enemalta 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.

However, Enemalta failed to clearly explain why the country needed to use the interconnector “on full load” when there are enough power stations in Malta to provide for all the needs of the country.

International news agency Reuters reported that Malta’s own power stations have enough capacity to meet demand, but Enemalta usually relies on most of its supply from Sicily because it is cheaper.