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Planned power outage in Ward 90

During the outage, residents are urged to treat all electrical installations as live.

THERE will be a planned electricity interruption in certain areas under Ward 90 today, October 3, from 08:30 to 17:00.

The affected areas will be Malukazi, Lotus Park, Isipingo Rail, Isipingo Hills, and parts of Prospecton Industrial.
eThekwini spokesperson Gugu Sisilana said the outage is due to a need to perform urgent 11kV switchgear maintenance at the Isipingo substation to improve its reliability and the quality of supply to these areas.

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“This maintenance will take place in phases. The first phase of the maintenance is planned for today and requires half of the switchboard to be interrupted at the Isipingo substation. Approximately 50% of customers supplied from the Isipingo substation will be affected. It should be noted that at the start of the outage, there will be a total interruption to the Isipingo substation for approximately 60 minutes, and thereafter, supply would be returned to approximately 50% of the customers supplied from the substation,” said Sisilana.

Customers whose supply does not return by 09:30 should assume that they are affected by the outage until 17:00. During the outage, the public is advised to treat all electrical installations as live.

For further information and enquiries relating to the outage, call the contact centre on 080 311 1111.

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