CEM expects clearance of Morais Power Station this year


Local sole power distributor CEM – Companhia de Electricidade de Macau – expects the company will vacate its Macao Power Station in Avenida de Venceslau de Morais in the northern district of the Peninsula within this year, the company’s advisor to the executive committee, Iun Iok Meng, said yesterday.
The CEM advisor told reporters that the company’s environmental assessment of the removal of the current station’s chimney and the aged power generators would be completed during the next quarter. But he added that the company would not leave its office building.
Last November, the electricity company filed a proposal with the government giving up the plot its major power station currently occupies. The government has said that the plot would be used for public housing following CEM’s departure.
On the other hand, a two-hour power outage hit the districts of Iao Hon yesterday morning from one o’clock – CEM explained yesterday afternoon that the outage was due to mice chewing the control circuit in a substation of the power distributor. The electricity halt affected some 680 homes.