These Johannesburg areas will have a 9-hour power outage.

These Johannesburg areas will have a 9-hour power outage. Image: iStock

These Johannesburg areas will have a 9-hour power outage

South Africa’s primary electricity provider, Eskom, has announced a planned power supply interruption in Johannesburg specific areas.

These Johannesburg areas will have a 9-hour power outage.

These Johannesburg areas will have a 9-hour power outage. Image: iStock

Eskom, South Africa’s leading electricity supplier, has issued a public announcement regarding a scheduled power supply interruption in Lakeside.

The disruption is set to occur on Friday, 24 November 2023, impacting customers in Lakeside Extensions 1 and 2.

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The maintenance operation, slated to run from 9:00 to 18:00, is imperative for the upkeep of the distribution network’s power lines.

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What is the purpose of this planned power outage?

The temporary electricity outage is a precautionary measure aimed at facilitating essential maintenance work on the distribution infrastructure. Eskom emphasises the critical role of this maintenance in ensuring the reliability and safety of the electrical supply in the area.

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To promote safety during this period, Eskom advises customers to treat all electrical appliances as live, underscoring the importance of exercising caution.

This precautionary approach aligns with Eskom’s commitment to prioritizing the well-being of its customers and maintaining high safety standards.

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“In the interest of safety, customers are advised to treat all electrical appliances as live at all times during the power supply outage,” said Eskom.

In expressing gratitude for the community’s cooperation, Eskom acknowledges the inconvenience that may arise due to the temporary disruption in power supply. The utility company reassures customers that every effort will be made to expedite the maintenance process. Minimising the duration of the outage.

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What Lakeside residents must do?

Eskom encourages residents of Lakeside to plan accordingly for the temporary loss of electricity. By taking necessary precautions to mitigate any inconvenience.

The cooperation of customers is pivotal in ensuring the smooth execution of the maintenance operation. Contributing to the overall resilience and efficiency of the electricity distribution network in Lakeside.

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