South Africa Procurement News Notice - 66861


Procurement News Notice

PNN 66861
Work Detail Around 70°/o of residents in greater Johannesburg who have been without electricity since last Tuesday night due to a fire caused by cable theft, have been reconnected. Vandals made off with about 300 metres of copper cable. The incident sparked an underground fire along the Ml near Smit Street and the double-decker section between Braamfontein substation and Fordsburg substation. Utility City Power said that after managing to restore power supply to a section of Parktown West just after midnight on Wednesday, it is now in the process of reinstating the electricity supply in parts of Braamfontein. "The process of restoring supply is being phased in gradually to avoid overloading the system and inadvertently triggering a power trip. "This is part of the continuous efforts that are unfolding parallel to the work of replacing the burnt and stolen cables, which will admittedly take a bit longer to complete," said City Power. A new 88KV (kilovolt) cable has been laid inside the 1.2 kilometre tunnel beneath the Ml highway in Braamfontein. Efforts underway to restore electricity to other affected areas in Joburg The widespread outage triggered by acts of vandalism affected customers in Parktown, Newtown, Braamfontein, the Johannesburg CBD and surrounding areas. "As part of the ongoing efforts to restore supply to customers affected by the Ml tunnel fire incident, the entity would like to notify customers in the surrounding areas that there will be brief intermittent power supply interruption of not more than 30-minutes.
Country South Africa , Southern Africa
Industry Energy & Power
Entry Date 13 May 2024
Source https://www.esi-africa.com/industry-sectors/transmission-and-distribution/electricity-restored-to-parts-of-joburg-affected-by-cable-theft/

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