City Power has explained the reasons behind the two-day power interruptions, which affected residents of Bryanston and surrounding areas.
702's John Robbie spoke to Managing Director of City Power, Sicelo Xulu, who visited the substation himself to see what needed to be done.
He explained that the station has to be shut down in order to carry our the repairs, and assured residents the problems would be fixed by midday.
Listen to the interview below:
We suspect that there was a malfunctioning of our projection system and has resulted in a failure of our equipment.— Sicelo Xulu, Managing Director of City Power
To salvage some of the equipment, we had to shut down the substation and start with the repairs.— Sicelo Xulu, Managing Director of City Power
Teams have been working through the night as well as yesterday as well. We've done 90% of the repairs.— Sicelo Xulu, Managing Director of City Power
Two switchboards have been damaged, with the technical team working in collaboration with Eskom to restore electricity to the community.
I've engaged with Eskom that based on the outlook, we will go through this winter without loadshedding.— Sicelo Xulu, Managing Director of City Power