Pyramid substation rebuilt in 18 days


The Tshwane Metro says it is delighted that construction work on the Pyramid substation has been completed and power has been restored to affected households in the area. The substation suffered major damage in a storm on 20 September. The substation caught fire and many residents were left without electricity.

In an “impressive achievement”, engineers and contractors successfully rebuilt the substation in just 18 days, says Lindela Mashigo, spokesperson for the Tshwane metro council.

“The project, which involved the destruction of the damaged structure such as panels, supply cables, circuit breakers, the 132 KV isolator and key transformer components, was expertly completed within the projected schedule.

“The engineering team worked for days on end to repair essential components of the power distribution system. Thanks to this, power could be restored to the affected areas.”

Mashigo says the residents were constantly informed about the progress of the restoration efforts during the outage.

The metro council also again apologized to residents for the frustrations and inconvenience caused by the outage.