“We are now trying to locate the fault on the second feeder-line. Once it has been pinpointed, it will take between four to six hours to repair,” director for operations at the metro’s energy department Hannes Roos said.
The area had been without power since 6pm on Tuesday, as cable faults had occurred on the two feeder-lines connected to the area’s sub-station. Power was restored the Brakpan area by around 11.30pm on Wednesday.
Roos said there was a possibility that the load could be rotated to ensure that all residents had an opportunity to warm up the water in their geysers and cool the contents of their fridges.
“This will, however, be determined by the configuration of the network,” he said.
Residents were urged to treat the network as live at all times, and take the necessary precautions.
“Power is slowly being brought back to some of the affected areas and in two hours, 60 percent of the area will have electricity,” municipal spokesman Mandlakazi Mpahlwa-Sigcawu said.