The City of Cape Town announced that three areas will be without electricity next week due to maintenance on its electrical infrastructure.
The work is expected to take place on Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, and Sunday 23 January 2022.
Routine regular planned maintenance takes place daily in various areas across the metro. The City informs residents that maintenance will take place to allow them time to plan for the outage and to allow our teams sufficient time to complete the required maintenance tasks. Routine maintenance is also preceded by a door-to-door pamphlet drop.
The areas that will be affected by the routine electricity supply interruptions due to necessary maintenance are:
1. Somerset West: Helderberg College, Richter, Saint Emillion, Acacia, Shiraz and Steen
- Date: 18 January 2022
- Start: 8am
- Finish: 6pm
2. Bishops Court: Upper Norren, Bertha, Princess, Balfour, Noreen, Isabel and Angelina
- Date: 19 January 2022
- Start: 9am
- Finish: 3.30pm
3. Claremont: Barons VW, Pinetree, Basset, Hampstead and vicinity
- Date: 23 January 2022
- Start: 6am
- Finish: 4pm
- Information is complete and correct at time of publication, but subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen conditions.
- It is standard practice to notify customers of planned maintenance via a pamphlet delivered door-to-door ahead of work.
- Where possible, please switch off appliances at the wall socket ahead of maintenance to reduce the risk of damage caused by power surges.
- The supply could be restored at any time, therefore residents should remember to treat all electrical installations as live for the full duration of the interruption.
“It is vital that the maintenance work is done, and as Eskom’s load-shedding announcements are done at such short notice, it unfortunately does happen that some areas will have a double impact of load-shedding and planned maintenance work on a given day, especially during the lower stages of load-shedding,” says the City.
“From load-shedding Stage 4, planned maintenance is usually stopped due to the staff capacity required to implement load-shedding. Capacity might necessitate the stopping of maintenance work at lower stages too. It thus all depends on the situation at hand.
“Unfortunately in certain instances due to safety issues, we also have to continue with the planned maintenance otherwise bigger areas would have to be switched off at one time to still effect the necessary maintenance in the same timeframe, which would not be ideal.”