TNB preps five new PPV to ensure electricity supply

by LYDIA NATHAN / pic by TMR FILE

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) will be ensuring the electricity supply at the five new mega vaccination centres (PPV) being set up in the Klang Valley will be in good condition.

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin had announced that five new PPV would be set up from June 7, 2021, onwards, namely The Mines Convention Centre in Seri Kembangan, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam Campus, and Setia City Convention Centre, Shah Alam, National Stadium compound in Bukit Jalil and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

In a statement released, TNB said when the new PPV’s were announced, it initiated several preparations which included carrying out, monitoring and conducting inspections to ensure the supply system at the five locations are in an orderly and reliable manner.

TNB Chief Distribution Network Officer Wan Nazmy Wan Mahmood said the group has received good cooperation from the Ministry of Health and the current 382 PPV’s have been in good order so far.

“As for locations with TNB installations that needed upgrading to enable remote monitoring and control of electricity supply, work is currently being carried out,” he said.

Wan Nazmy also said since the beginning of the implementation of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme on Feb 24, 2021, supply disruption incidents at PPVs and PSVs were minimal and were recovered swiftly.

“Our priority is to recover the supply to PPVs and 40 Vaccine Storage Centres (PSV) in the event of a disruption. We are also keeping tabs on the supply status at the PPV’s and PSV’s so TNB can take quick measures to prevent supply interruption from happening,” he noted.