The National Power Authority (NPA) is currently supplying the Western Area of the city with 8 Mega Watts electricity due to a fault observed on the turbo chargers of the rented 15 Mega Watts generation plant at the Kingtom Power Station.
The 15 mega watts generation plant which is supplying the Western Area is provided on a rental basis from Global Trading Group (GTG) and the contract is supposed to end this December.
There have been calls by the public asking why some parts of Western Area are no longer getting any regular electricity supply.
According to reports gathered, on Sunday 31st August, Energy System Supervisor at the Kingtom Power Station noticed that the turbo chargers (exhaust) were running red hot when in normal circumstances it should not go red.
The reports state that, the Supervisors then asked that an emergency shut down of the machine be done to investigate the reason for the incident.
After investigations the reports went on that, they (Supervisor) were of the opinion that it was due to alleged contaminated fuel used in the machine; but it has not been substantiated whether the fault is a result of contaminated fuel. But investigations are ongoing.
The report further states that, at the same time there are other factors which can contribute to the high increase in temperature of the turbo chargers and these are yet to be investigated.
In the interim it was decided that the output of the 15 Mega Watts machines be reduced to 8 Mega Watts so that the turbo chargers can be better observed reports say.
Currently, the report disclosed that, the fuel supply system has been normalized.
With the arrival of Expatriates from the GTG the situation is expected to be normalized as soon as possible. By Abibatu Kamara