Many regions of the country were left in the dark yesterday night for nearly an hour because of the inability to cope for the high energy needs.
Two engines of the Central Electricity Board (CEB) were unable to supply a number of villages with their electricity needs which created an imbalance necessitating an exceptional measure: leaving them in the dark, reports l’Express.mu.
The affected regions included Grand-Baie, Calodyne, Amaury, Mahebourg, Souillac, Providence, Roches-Brunes, Tamarin, and Flacq.
According to l’Express.mu, over 75MW of power was lacking.
The gas turbines at Nicolay had had to be activated to maintain the balance between demand and supply.