Under the influence of global warming, extreme weather increased in recent years. Macau has hoisted typhoon signal No. 10 for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018. During typhoons, the sea level rose rapidly as a result of the storm surge, which caused severe flooding in low-lying areas along the coast of Macau and thus power supply was interrupted. In the event of an emergency, in order to protect the personal safety of the public and power facilities from flooding to prevent permanent damage, depending on the flooding situation, CEM will suspend power supply.
Providing reliable and stable power to Macau citizens has always been our top priority. In response to the challenges posed by extreme weather, relevant government departments and CEM have conducted review and discussion on improving disaster prevention and resilience of power facilities, and have formulated a number of improvement measures for low-lying areas to continuously optimize the power grid and expand the local infrastructure, so as to achieve a comprehensive and effective protection of stable power supply in Macau.