Electricity came back on in Yemeni cities Monday after several hours of cut off that was triggered by a short circuit, the public electricity corporation reported.
A technical team completed the repair work to the fault between the Hiswa and Mansoura power stations in the port city of Aden, which sent the national electricity grid out of commission after noon Monday, it said.
All steam, gas and diesel power stations have now resumed their operations, it said, urging the public to bear with the authorities in such situations.
Since the popular uprising erupted in early 2011, Yemen has suffered long blackouts, in most cases for more than 20 hours a day, due to sabotage attacks on power stations and supply lines and towers.
Also, some stations including those in the capital Sanaa were closed due to lack of fuel adding to the worsening situation due to the unrest.
Though the new government has exerted major efforts to restore basic services, mainly electricity, tribal saboteurs continued to attack power stations and supply lines in the first half of this year leading to long blackouts and triggering public rage.
The result was tens of billions of Yemeni riyals in losses spent on repairs, maintenance and associated works.
Yemen, where only 42% of the population consumes electricity, currently generates about 800 megawatts a day and the new government revealed earlier this year plans to build new power stations which were planned to generate about 2500 megawatts.