Parts of Malaysia hit by electricity cut on Wednesday, supply fully restored

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Parts of Malaysia were hit by a power outage on Wednesday. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
The logo of Tenaga Nasional Bhd at its office in Kuala Lumpur. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Parts of peninsular Malaysia were hit by a power outage on Wednesday afternoon (27 July) due to a fault in at an electric substation in Yong Peng, Johor.

The outage caused load shedding of 2.2GW, or 10 per cent of the total supply demand in the peninsular.

The disruption began at 12.39pm and affected areas in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Pahang and Johor such as Petaling Jaya, Cheras, Bangi, Bayan Lepas, Seberang Jaya, Panchor and Bandar Indera Mahkota. It also affected the main terminal building of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Supply was gradually restored within 20 to 40 minutes in all areas outside of the Klang Valley, and fully restored in the country by 3.02pm, said utility provider Tenaga Nasional.

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