Lights go out in Melilla

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3 September 2004, MELILLA – Spain's north African enclave Melilla was without power Friday after a fault at the main electricity plant in the city, company sources said.

3 September 2004

MELILLA – Spain's north African enclave Melilla was without power Friday after a fault at the main electricity plant in the city, company sources said.

Endesa, Spain's energy giant, suffered a fault in one of the motors in the generator at its works in Melilla.

The fault started at 8.15am, leaving the city powerless for hours.

Some limited light had returned to the city by about 10.20am after the fault was pinpointed.

Rafael Gálvez, spokesman of Endesa, said the company hoped that normal services would be restored later in the day.

But when he spoke to reporters, only ten percent of normal power had be restored.

This is the second power-cut in Melilla this summer.

On 16 July, the city was powerless for four hours, affecting about 23,000 users.

The Spanish government may fine Endesa for the power-cuts.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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