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City Power experiences power outage in several areas

08 Mar 2019
Communications

​08 March 2019

 

Time: 15h00

 

Media Alert

 

City Power experiences power outage in several areas

 

City Power is currently experiencing power outage affecting several areas in the north of Johannesburg including Midrand and parts of Alexandra.

 

The power outage is caused by an Eskom 400kv (kilovolts) line that has tripped. This power line feeds City Power Delta substation. Delta substation is one of City Power intake points of Eskom electricity supply.

 

Eskom has isolated on one of the two lines it is feeding Delta Substation with in order to do planned maintenance work. During the course of the maintenance the other line that was feeding City Power tripped.

 

This has caused a major power outage that affected several substations of City Power and the suburbs they supply. These include:

 

  • Dunkeld
  • Hyde Park
  • Parkview
  • Forest Town
  • Parkhurst
  • Blackheath
  • Northcliff
  • Hillbrow
  • Victory Park
  • Emmarenta

 

City Power will update customers as and when new information becomes available.

 

Customers are urged to treat all supply points as live as electricity can be restored at anytime.

 

 

 

ENDS 

Issued by City Power.

For Media queries please contact: 

Isaac Mangena, Spokesperson on 0614442320