City Power identifies ‘load rotation’ hotspots

Johannesburg – City Power has announced that it has identified hotspots where electricity load rotation would be implemented to preserve the supply infrastructure.

  The power utility’s spokesperson Isaac Mangena said there had been an increase in the number of unplanned outages that result from the high demand for electricity, and damage to its infrastructure had stretched the infrastructural capability.

  “We urge residents to use electricity sparingly to reduce the risk of power cuts as the winter season sets in,” he said.

  He added that some of the hotspots where there has been an increase in illegal connections include Region A, in Rabie Ridge, Region E, which includes Alexandra and informal settlements and Lenasia. 

  “We are going to intensify dealing with the illegal connections through some of the operations we hold,” he said.

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