South Africa 7.3.2017 04:32 pm

Cable-replacement project aims to reduce Boksburg power cuts

Cables on a total stretch of 1.2km will be replaced in Boksburg to prevent power outages. Picture: City of Ekurhuleni

Cables on a total stretch of 1.2km will be replaced in Boksburg to prevent power outages. Picture: City of Ekurhuleni

Underground cables will be replaced in the project, implemented by the City of Ekurhuleni, which is expected to take one month to complete.

Boksburg battle with frequent power outages could soon be a thing of the past after the City of Ekurhuleni implemented a R1.5 million project to replace underground cables in a bid to stabilise electricity supply in the area.

The City of Ekurhuleni on Friday said it would replace a 1.2km stretch of “ageing and frequently failing medium voltage underground cables” in Witkoppie Ridge and Impala Park, Boksburg. The project is expected to take one month to complete.

Trichardt, Dassen and Brand streets are among those that will be simultaneously dug up for cables to be replaced.

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“The number of unplanned power interruptions is expected to reduce in direct relation to the completion and energisation of each cable feeder,” said the City of Ekurhuleni on its Facebook page.

“The City will continue monitoring and analysing the network performance to ensure timeous interventions are implemented as-and-when required to reduce electricity downtime.”

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