The City of
Tshwane says it is making progress in repairing the Mooikloof substation in
spite of the rainy weather throughout the week.
The City of Tshwane says it is making progress in repairing the Mooikloof substation in spite of the rainy weather throughout the week.
A fire that broke at the substation cut power to areas east of the city last week.
The city warned the restoration of power to the affected areas would take nine days to complete.
Wednesday marks day seven, and the city’s spokesperson Hilgard Matthews says they have managed to cover a lot of ground since last week’s fire.
“We have put on the roofs of two rooms, there are three rooms that we require, the third roof will be finalized tonight, we also pulled in some of the panels we require.
“While this is going on we are also doing maintenance and service on the transformers.”
However, Matthews concedes that while the weather has impacted operations, they did manage to regain time lost.
“The weather has affected us definitely, for two days we were basically delayed in terms of progress but over the past two days or so, we really have achieved significant progress.
“By tomorrow afternoon we will know very well in terms of our estimated return of service and the teams are working throughout the day and night to make sure we meet our nine-day deadline.”
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