Light at the end of the tunnel for Tshwane as city avoids load reduction

Light at the end of the tunnel for Tshwane as city avoids load reduction

Tshwane MMC for Utilities and Regional Operations, Themba Fosi says technical teams are working to restore power in all areas affected by the outage that followed when electricity pylons collapsed on the N4 over the Easter weekend. 

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The city had initially planned to implement load reduction in areas where it has managed to restore electricity while working on a solution to restore power to all areas affected by the pylon collapse. 

But Fosi says technical teams have come up with a solution that will allow for restoration without these measures being taken.  

"Our technicians managed to balance the system in a manner that should allow us to restore all areas without load rotation, pending any possible problems. 

“I must caution that in areas where power has been restored, we may see possible trips as we balance the system to ensure the network can provide for all customers," says Fosi. 

Fosi says the city hopes to restore power in all affected areas by Thursday evening. 

However, he warned that stage 6 load-shedding will put pressure on the repair work and could lead to delays. 

The city has already restored power in Bally Village, Donkerhoek, Eersterus, Mabob, Mamelodi 1, Mamelodi 2 (partial restoration), N4 Gateway, Nantes, Nellmapius (partial restoration), Silverton, Watloo, and Willow Park Manor. 

Fosi says technicians will continue to restore electricity in phases.  


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