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A number of areas surrounding Eldorado Park have been facing power supply interruptions as Joburg City Power tries to fix the issue. Photo: Rich B. / Flickr

Power supply interruptions STILL impacting Eldorado Park

Eldorado Park and surrounding areas are still facing electricity interruptions and have been for almost three weeks, says Joburg City Power.

Johannesburg City Power, Joburg City Power, power interruptions, power outages, power supply interruptions, Eldorado Park, Soweto, Nancefield

A number of areas surrounding Eldorado Park have been facing power supply interruptions as Joburg City Power tries to fix the issue. Photo: Rich B. / Flickr

Eldorado Park and surrounding areas have been affected by power interruptions. Johannesburg City Power says it is experiencing several power interruptions. The power utility explained that the power supply had been lost from 12 distributors.

Eldorado Park has been facing power outages for almost three weeks

According to City Power, this is due to both theft and vandalism. City Power has been suffering from prolonged electricity outages. In Eldorado Park, people have been dealing with outages for nearly three weeks.

Although there is no conclusive reason, it has been alleged that these incidents occurred when the Eldorado Park substation caught on fire. This led to prolonged outages in the area and surrounding areas.

Nancefield, Eldorado Park and Soweto local substations have been affected by electricity supply interruptions. These three substations are a part of a ring of interlinked networks of distributors in the city.

Frustrated residents took to the streets as the utility called for calm

On Friday, 29 April, Joburg City Power deployed five teams to various locations. The teams were aiming to deal with the outages in the affected areas. Frustrated residents took to the streets in an attempt to voice their discontent.

The utility has called for calm and patience as its technicians continued repairs, reports EWN.

Joburg outages: City Power working to restore several areas

As if several days of load shedding heading into the long weekend wasn’t already enough. Multiple areas in Johannesburg are now experiencing electricity outages for different reasons. A fire at a substation in Eldorado Park has caused the most damage. 

Repair work is also being carried out in several other areas across the city. Parts of Roodepoort are still without elecricity. City Power teams worked through Friday night in Ruimsig and Wilgeheuwel. A double cable fault in Ruimsig is still being repaired. A single cable fault in Wilgeheuwel was restored overnight.

A seemingly much bigger problem is causing outages in the Reuven and surrounding areas. A cable fault at the Wemmer substation was unable to be reached on Saturday morning. At 7:00, the City Power team were left waiting for a jackhammer to arrive. The affected cable was buried under a concrete slab. Read the full story here.