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Critical electricity maintenance carried out in Wetton<p>​</p><span><p>This week, Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen visited the Becott Street Substation in Wetton to have a closer look at the maintenance being completed.</p><p>'Our officials completed important maintenance to medium voltage infrastructure in the area. This particular substation supplies electricity to Wetton and the surrounding areas. City teams are on the ground on a daily basis to complete maintenance and upgrades to substations, infrastructure cables and electricity kiosks among others. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1425px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>'The City continues to make significant capital investment in infrastructure and at the end of the fourth quarter, capital expenditure for growth and refurbishment had reached R532,6 million. The Electricity Generation and Distribution Departmental performance report also indicates that at 96,5%, the City's High Voltage Transformer availability has been consistently above target over the course of the last 12 months.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1425px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>'Infrastructure vandalism however remains a challenge for the City and it often results in electricity outages. Our teams continue to monitor all hotspot areas and we urge residents to help us bring criminals to book by reporting illegal electricity connections to the City and South African Police Service (SAPS),' said Councillor van Reenen.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1425px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p><span style="font-weight:700;">Please note:</span></p><p>It is standard practice to notify customers of planned maintenance ahead of work. Residents are reminded that the City does not carry out maintenance <span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><span style="font-weight:700;">from Stage 3 and above of load-shedding</span></span>.</p><p><span style="font-weight:700;">Report damage to municipal electrical infrastructure:</span></p><p>SMS: 31220<br></p><p>Email: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><span style="font-weight:700;">Anonymous tip-offs welcomed:</span></p><p>Residents can give anonymous tip offs if they are aware of illegal activity, such as illegal connections or unlawful occupations, that are taking place; that has happened or is still to happen. Please call 112 from a cell phone (toll free) and 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 for emergencies<br></p><div><strong>End</strong><br></div><p><br></p>2022-09-12T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#4db9ef4b-13af-4ed7-8dc0-27d51d1b4e5f;L0|#04db9ef4b-13af-4ed7-8dc0-27d51d1b4e5f|substation upgrades;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#9022d97a-e957-4bf1-80a6-aaaea7c62f18;L0|#09022d97a-e957-4bf1-80a6-aaaea7c62f18|illegal electricity connection;GPP|#bf07464b-6a0e-4145-823f-49b9c0c2e11210

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