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Power outage: Electricity restored in all affected areas


Muscat: The Authority for Public Services Regulation(APSR) said that electricity has been restored in all affected areas as of 2 am on Tuesday.

The authority said that it has initiated a detailed investigation with the licensed companies to find out the reasons that led to these interruptions and to avoid their occurrence in the future.

APSR said in its eighth statement as per the preliminary information available as a follow-up of the incident, the outage was triggered due to technical failure in the 400 kV power transmission lines (the main line and the backup line) between Ibri and Al Nahida stations, which led to a series of successive interruptions in large parts of the electricity transmission network and generating stations.

Electricity has been restored in all affected areas of the Governorate of Muscat. Please contact 8007008 in the event of a power outage, the Muscat Electricity Distribution Company (MEDC) said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education issued a statement suspending studies in schools affected by power outages in a number of wilayats of the Sultanate of Oman.

The statement, "In view of the continued efforts of the concerned authorities to complete the restoration of service to the rest of the affected states, and based on coordination with the stakeholders in the Public Services Regulatory Authority, the Ministry of Education decided to suspend studies in public and private schools affected by the power outage tomorrow, Tuesday 6/9/2022."

The directorate generals in the governorates of the Sultanate have the authority to identify these schools in coordination with their administrations and according to the situation of each governorate separately, provided that students resume work on Wednesday, 9/7/2022. It called for all necessary precautions to protect students and school property and ensure that the sources of electric currents are closed.”

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