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Enemalta CEO Says The Powercuts Are Indefinite

Enemalta, facing an intense heatwave, struggles with widespread power cuts affecting numerous homes in Malta and Gozo.


Eight high voltage cable faults worsen the disruptions throughout the country. Enemalta’s CEO, Jonathan Cardona, admits the persistent high temperatures and cable faults make it impossible to guarantee a stable power supply during the ongoing heatwave.

In an unprecedented week, Enemalta experiences record-breaking electricity demand exceeding 600 megawatts, reaching 624 megawatts on Thursday. The country’s total capacity is 830 megawatts, but infrastructure defects exposed by the heatwave cause widespread and prolonged power cuts.

Areas like Żurrieq endure more than two days without power, with Naxxar, Mosta, and neighboring localities also heavily affected.

Enemalta Chairman Ryan Fava denies allegations of electricity rationing but acknowledges adjusting energy loads in different substations to compensate for outages.

The Met Office forecasts temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius until the middle of next week, escalating tensions across the islands as the situation worsens.