TNB warns against installing campaign materials on electrical installations

Steps are taken to ensure that there will be no or minimal disruption throughout the election season

by FAYYADH JAAFAR / Pic by TMR FILE PIX

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) has advised all political parties involved in the Melaka state elections to not place any form of campaign material on any of its premises or electrical installations.

These include the putting up of posters, flags and banners on transmission towers, electric poles, electricity supply boxes, substations, concrete electric poles and top lines.

TNB said this is to ensure that there will be no or minimal disruption throughout the election season.

TNB’s Distribution Network Division head of operations Mohd Yusof Ibrahim said its preparations for the Melaka state election started as early as last month to ensure a smooth power supply until the swearing-in ceremony of the new Chief Minister.

“TNB’s preparation involves a meeting with the Melaka State Election Commission, Public Works Department of Melaka, and local authorities to get detailed feedback on electricity needs at the centres involved.

“As always, we make sure there is minimal disruption or no disruption throughout the election season,” he said in a statement on Friday.

Other initiatives included scheduling planned work stops, immediate repair of underground

cable installations, and upgrading existing substations to facilities that are automatically controlled through supervisory control and data acquisition systems.

Operations rooms were also created to ensure everything will be under control with technical staff to be placed on standby to ensure that the technical, operational, and standby aspects of electricity supply are always guaranteed.

Those who see situations that could threaten the safety of others or affect the electricity supply should report the matter to the TNB Careline Facebook or 15454 for immediate action to be taken.