Power outage continues at Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer

NamPower has announced that the power outages in Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer and surrounding areas that were supposed to be restored today (Wednesday) will only be restored on Saturday, 24 February.

The towns have been without electricity since Sunday.

According to the spokesperson of NamPower, Pieter Cloete, the situation is due to an electrical fault on the second (220/132 kV 40 MVA) transformer at Harib substation.

“It was anticipated that supply will be restored by today, 21 February, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, the transport and commissioning of the replacement transformer will take longer than earlier envisaged,” said Cloete.

He added that the public should treat all power lines and electrical points as “live” during power outages as no prior notification is given when power supply is restored.

“NamPower apologises to the residents of Ariamsvlei Town, Noordoewer and surrounding areas and the public at large, for any inconvenience that the outage may cause,” said Cloete.

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