STELCO explains power cuts

Maldives’ State Electricity Company (STELCO) yesterday explained that intermittent losses of power in the capital Male’ are a result of vital upgrade work.

The company said that more losses of power should be expected as new generators were being installed.

Yesterday’s power failure was caused by the technical failure of three main generators.

STELCO explained that demand for power is rising every year and that the company plans to add two generators of 8000kW to its current capacity of 38.8MW.