City restoring power to parts of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town says it is restoring power to parts of the city.

The Electricity Generation and Distribution Department has been working throughout Monday night to restore power to Area 7 using different supply routes as one of the main feeder lines from the City’s Acacia High Voltage Substation to Montagu Gardens. Furthermore, Eskom’s Tafelbaai High Voltage Substation has been lost. A fire affecting the infrastructure has exacerbated the situation.

Power has since been restored in Woodstock, D6, East City around Constitution Street, Vredehoek, Gardens, Tamboerskloof, down to Chiappini street and surrounding areas.

In a tweet, Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said that work on remaining areas will take longer with estimate of 3pm.

‘As an interim measure to ensure businesses are not severely affected in Area 7, due consideration is also being made to switch on the Roggebaai turbines to supply power to the CBD area.

''The City is also working with Eskom to assist with re-energising the Atlantic Seaboard and CBD area as the damage has also affected Eskom’s infrastructure.''

Authorities are probing the cause of the fire and assessments are still under way to determine the full extent of the damage.


Picture supplied: City of CT - Cable tunnel feeding the CBD which has been severely damaged due to the fire.

Done By: Mitchum George


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