Macau (MNA) – Reinforcement works of power supply facilities in Zhuhai to prevent major impact during natural catastrophes in Macau are expected to be completed by June 30, the Energy Sector Development Office (GDSE) announced on Monday.
The works, launched by the Chinese power supplier China Southern Power Grid, primarily include the construction of the substation of Zhuhai and Jialin, as well as the construction of the central thermal plant of Hengqin, which will function as an alternative source during emergencies.
The local Office held a meeting with the Chinese power supplier last week to discuss these and other priority works to increase infrastructure resilience against strong winds and typhoons.
Currently, the China Southern Power Grid supplies Macau with more than 70 per cent of its electricity.
The Chinese power supplier also pledged to complete the construction of a third passage of power transmission by June 2019.
Last August, a massive power failure befell the city during the passage of Typhoon Hato, leaving several households, businesses, and government departments without electricity or water for many days.
The Macau SAR Government has since committed to upgrading essential facilities to prevent similar shutdowns in the approaching typhoon season.
[Edited by Sheyla Zandonai]