Malta has officially entered week two of national blackouts.
Just hours after Enemalta said the island was basically back to normal, several localities ended up in the dark, with electricity lost everywhere from Mosta to Ħandaq. It’s gotten so bad that even Malta’s national hospital Mater Dei ended up without electricity for almost an hour…
No less than 13 cable faults were registered last night alone, Enemalta said, breaking down their current modus operandi.
“With many of last week’s faults repaired, on Monday night Enemalta could use the repaired cables to restore electricity supply to customers impacted by new faults in a shorter time,” the company said.
“In other areas, additional repairs to damaged cables are necessary before customers can be reconnected to the grid.”
The current heatwave Malta is experiencing has exposed the deep flaws within the island’s infrastructure systems; and aside from days without electricity, several localities also lost access to water as they attempt to survive some of the hottest temperatures in Maltese records.
Do you think Malta’s infrastructure needs some serious revisiting?