left picture: Down power lines due to fallen tree. right picture: Damaged power lines on the road

PPUC would like to apologize to the public specifically residents of Ordomel, Airai for the recent power outage affecting their hamlet on Sunday 2nd February 2020 from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am.

After receiving a report of “no power” to Ordomel, Airai, Power Distribution lineman crews were dispatched to Airai to assess the problem. They found that all cutouts to Ordomel by the U.S. Embassy were all open (Line A, B, and C) and the fuses had exploded. They traced power lines in the area and discovered a tree had fallen and taken down primary lines going to Ordomel. Crews were able to trim the tree and clear the road. Additionally, they repaired the lines, changed the fuse, and closed cutout to complete the repair works. Power was restored by 1:00 am.