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KIB-TEK announces power cuts
due to fuel shortages
The Cyprus Turkish Electricity Authority has announced that the TRNC will experience periodic and mandatory power cuts after a decision by AKSA to shut down its power plants citing fuel shortages.
The shortage emerged after fuel oil purchased by AKSA was prevented from entering the country on grounds that it did not meet new requirements that came into force as of the 1st of January.
According to the announcement, the electricity authority will be supplying electricity to consumers periodically starting at 4pm today.
The statement added that there will be no power cuts between 12am and 6am and each power cut will not last longer than an hour.
Meanwhile, authorities are working to find a solution to the problem which emerged after a decision by the Council of Ministers to ban the entry of fuel oil into the country with sulphur content higher than 1%.
AKSA said earlier that it was shutting down its generators due to fuel shortages experienced at its facility after authorities prevented the company’s latest shipment of fuel oil from entering the TRNC on grounds that it did not meet criteria.
In addition to the situation with AKSA, the main turbine at the Teknecik Power Plant is undergoing maintenance which has also lowered energy production in the TRNC.
Source: BRT World News