Massive blackout across Singapore; EMA investigating the cause of disruption

Electricity supply to the parts of Singapore was disrupted at 1.29 am on Tuesday (18 September) morning, affecting about 146,797 residential and commercial customers.

Energy Market Authority has stated that it is looking into the cause of disruption.

According to SP Group, the areas affected were Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Jurong, Pandan Loop, Aljunied, Geylang, Tanjong Rhu, Mountbatten, Kembangan, Bedok, East Coast, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Thomson, Mandai, Admiralty, Sembawang and Woodlands.

It also said that supply was fully restored within 38 minutes, by 1.56 am.

“We will review the outcome of our investigation before deciding on the actions to take. We will also work with the industry to put in place measures to minimise the risk of such an incident happening again,” Energy Market Authority noted.

“We thank the public for their patience and understanding while efforts were made to restore electricity supply,” it added.

Members of the public took to social media to post the pictures and videos of the blackout.