Mooikloof Substation: Fire caused by power line fault

Mooikloof substation: Fire caused by power line fault

Tshwane MMC for Utilities and Regional Operations Themba Fosi says the explosion at the Mooikloof substation on Wednesday night was due to a fault on one of the 11kV power lines outside the substation.      

Mooikloof Substation

The subsequent fire damaged the substation's Transformer B and the 11kV Panels.

Fosi says technical teams are working diligently to investigate the root cause of the fire.

"Concurrently, relevant equipment is undergoing thorough testing to determine the course of action for power restoration to affected residents. 

"However, due to the  ongoing assessment and cleanup efforts, we are unable to provide an estimated time of restoration at this stage.  We understand the inconvenience this situation poses to residents and businesses in the affected areas. 

"We urge affected residents to remain patient as we work diligently to resolve the issue."

Affected areas include: 

* Woodlands Boulevard

* Garsfontein east of Solomon Mahlangu

* Pretorius Park, various extensions, including Woodhill

* Mooikloof Estate and Mooikloof Ridge

* Olympus

* Zwavelpoort

* The Wilds Estate

* Moreleta Park, including Pretoria East Hospital, Woodlands Lifestyle Estate, Woodhill Lavender Estate, Park View Shopping Center, East Side Church and School, Moreleta Park Group 7 and various extensions.


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