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Sunday’s electricity shutdown to affect supply to a large part of Port Elizabeth

Mar 15, 2018
Sunday’s electricity shutdown to affect supply to a large part of Port Elizabeth

Areas such as Gelvandale, Malabar, Brymore and sections of Walmer among many others will be affected this Sunday during a scheduled shutdown between 08:00 and 16:00 to repair earthing and communications systems between the Ditchling, Kragga Kamma and Malabar electricity substations.

"Residents are requested to please plan their activities to accommodate this important refurbishment to lessen the effect of the outage," said Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Spokesperson, Kupido Baron.

Gelvandale, Helenvale, Malabar, a section of Kabega Park, Kragga Kamma, Sunridge Park, Fernglen, Framesby, Westering, Linton Grange, Parsonsvlei, Cotswold, Morningside, Glenroy Park, Brymore, Walmer Downs, Charlo, Springfield, Greenshields Park, a section of Overbaakens, a section of Walmer, Miramar, Mount Pleasant and a section of Lovemore Heights, THC-line (Theescombe / Chelsea), KKT-line (Kragga Kamma), SEA-line (Seaview).

"Please note it is impossible to give exact street names as some areas (eg Walmer, Gelvandale, Kabega and others) are fed from 2 different substations," he added. 

"Therefore, we are unable to determine the exact boundary due to the proximity of the circuits and the network topology (how the network is arranged)."

Details of the shutdown are as follows:

When:        Sunday, 18 March 2018

What:        Switch off Kragga Kamma and Malabar substations

Time:         08H00 - 16H00

Reason:      Repair and refurbishment of the earthing system and communication systems between Ditchling, Kragga Kamma and 

                Malabar substations.

"We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused."