City Power upgrading infrastructure to address outages, cable theft

City Power spokesperson, Virgil James, says they spend a lot of time responding to cable theft, which then affects their response to power outages.

James says City Power is already looking into implementing new technology to supply uninterrupted supply of power to all clients.

On Monday news agency, Ground Up, published a report on how schools and small businesses have been hardest hit by power outages in Johannesburg recently.

It's a long process. It takes a lot of money. It can't happen over night because our infrastructure is quite old, and the City is old. We continue to upgrade the infrastructure....

Virgil James, City Power spokesperson

Also read: Joburg City Power is ready for expected winter power outages

Listen to the audio to hear how City Power plans to address the problem...


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