3 Jun 2010

CNMI likely to suffer power outages

10:56 am on 3 June 2010

The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation is likely to suffer power outages from this weekend, due to a lack of fuel to power the plants.

CUC executive director, Tony Muña, told the Saipan Tribune yesterday that the islands' power plants are now running on fumes and there is a possibility that they will be forced to shut down.

With no power to run its water wells and distribution system, piped water would also cease to flow.

Overall CUC needs 1.5 million US dollars now to place an order for its fuel requirements if power outages are to be averted.

Two years ago there were nationwide power outages due to poor power generation and services.