NICOSIA – The Electricity Authority on Thursday warned consumers that some power outages are inevitable as unions stage a 12-hour-strike on Friday.
The unions will strike from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm in protest at cabinet’s decision to approve a privatization bill.
Safety personnel will be available to ensure the operation of two units in Dhekelia and two at Vasiliko – about half the island’s total capacity.
“As a result, inevitably there will be interruptions to the supply of electricity,” it said.
The EAC said that a number of employees working in repairs will not be striking.
“Because interruptions are expected in the supply of electricity, the public is urged to limit use of electricity as much as possible and particularly of energy hungry appliances,” it said.
In the case of people whose health is dependent on uninterrupted power supply, measures must be taken since the EAC will not be in a position to control supply to individual buildings, it added.
Buildings that have generators such as hospitals, hotels, banks and factories are urged to check they are in working condition.
For safety reasons consumers should consider that supply is on throughout the measures, irrespective if there is a power outage at some point in their area.