Eskom said more than 2000 customers in Eerste River, Cape Town will be without electricity for an indefinite period after a cable in the area was damaged, in a statement on Wednesday, 1 June.
EERSTE RIVER AFFECTED BY CABLE FAULT
According to Eskom, the cable was damaged by construction workers conducting roadworks in Eerste River.
Approximately 2564 customers have been without power since Tuesday, 31 May.
“Eskom technicians are on site doing repairs. Unfortunately, there is still no time estimation for the restoration of electricity,” said the power supplier.
LOAD REDUCTION IN FOUR PROVINCES
In an unrelated matter, Eskom announced that it would be implementing load reduction in four provinces on Wednesday evening, 1 June. Load reduction is meant to lower demand and avoid network overloading in high-density areas.
Load reduction usually takes place when the national power supplier does not implement load shedding power cuts across the country.
The provinces affected by load reduction on Wednesday include KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North West and Limpopo.
“Overloading of networks leads to damage to the electricity infrastructure through explosions in overloaded transformers and mini-substations.
“It also poses danger to people and property in the affected communities,” said the power supplier.
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