Load shedding back in Joburg as City Power battles outages after pylon collapse

Load shedding back in Joburg as City Power battles outages after pylon collapse

2021-10-25 10:57:00 PM

Load shedding back in Joburg as City Power battles outages after pylon collapse

City Power says it was looking into filing criminal charges as it believed cable theft was responsible for weakening the structure, leading to the collapse

“City Power teams are attending to an outage affecting most of the south west of Johannesburg.“The outage happened after the collapse of 88 kV pylon tower which was blown by the strong wind.“The pylon fell between Nancefield and Nirvana substation. Fortunately no one was injure,” he said.

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Mangena said they wanted to pursue the matter criminally.“We have requested a criminal investigation to be launched as we believe the pylon was weakened by vandalism by criminals that this affects power supply,” he said, adding that affected areas included Nancefield, Eldorado Park, Klipsruit West, Nancefield Industrial, Nirvana, Lenasia, Lenasia Clinic, Trade Route Mall and the Ahmed Kathrada Hospital.

“The team is on site to attend to this while we believe we will be able to restore power to Nancefield substation this evening through backfeeding Nirvana station will remain off until repairs are done. “Unfortunately currently we cannot see when repairs will be done and power report restored. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this,” he said. headtopics.com

Parts of Joburg currently being load shed between 8pm and 10pm include Northcliff, Craighall, Windsor, Sharonlea, Robindale, Yeoville, Bryanston, Cyrildene Houghton and Modderfontein.Meanwhile, Eskom said earlier that it had implemented load shedding three hours before the expected 9pm as the Unit 1 at Kusile, Unit 5 at Matimba had tripped, leading to a loss over over 1300 MW.

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