Storms bring power cuts to parts of Niassa and Nampula in Mozambique

Some districts of Niassa and Nampula provinces are without electricity as a result of the heavy rains and high winds in northern parts of Mozambique since Sunday.

Several regions of Niassa province have been without electricity since high winds felled 13 power poles in Mecanhelas district and 16 poles in Nipepe and Metarica districts.

Three power poles were blown over in Nampula province, leaving Malema District in the dark, and some districts in Inhambane province have restricted electricity due to a breakdown in Temane Central.

In a statement, Mozambique Electricity (EDM) blames rain and high winds for the poles falling over, adding that “the storm continues to hamper repair work, as materials need to cross marshy and difficult-to-reach areas.”

Farther south, the districts of Inhassoro, Vilanculo and Mabote in Inhambane province, and Machanga in Sofala province, are experiencing restrictions on the supply of electricity as the result of “a malfunction in the cooling system of a generator set in Temane Power Station, in Inhambane province, causing a power outage in the 2.4 MW circuit,” EDM reports.

 

Source: Club of Mozambique

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