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R22 million high voltage electricity refurbishment project under way<p>​</p><span><p>The City is busy with important maintenance and upgrades of critical high voltage electricity infrastructure in areas across the metro. The high voltage electricity infrastructure refurbishment project is being carried out over three years, from 2021 to 2023. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:2140px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>‘The upgrades and maintenance will play an important role in enhancing reliable electricity provision to residents and businesses in areas across the city. City electricity teams will also attend to the critical components of the high voltage infrastructure, such as the metal conductors, as well as the steel structures which support the conductors and insulators.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:2140px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>‘This project will ensure that the City’s 66kV and 132kV high voltage power lines are protected and are safe to operate for a further 25 years. This is in line with the Energy and Climate Change Directorate’s vision of providing a safe and reliable power supply to all energy users within the city. We thank our teams for their hard work and dedication. Importantly, this is an example of what we use tariff income for. All income is used to provide reliable services and to cover the costs of service provision. Eskom’s massive 17,8% increase in the electricity price is having a big impact but as a City we continue to make sure we keep costs to the minimum required without placing services at risk,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy and Climate Change, Councillor Phindile Maxiti. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:948px;" /> </figure></span><span>​​</span><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.33%;"><p><strong>CITY HELPING</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Continued Covid-19 relief for residential and non-residential ratepayers</li><li>R3,4 billion rates and services relief for qualifying residents</li><li>R4,1 billion debt write-off incentive for residential and non-residential customers</li><li>R8,3 billion capital budget to help boost local economy</li><li>R460 million cut in staffing and contract services; no senior staff performance bonuses</li></ul></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.33%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.33%;"><p><strong>SOME ELECTRICITY SERVICES WE OFFER</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Maintaining more than 666 500 electricity meters, servicing about 86 high-voltage substations and<br> 14 443 km of lines and cables;</li><li>Servicing 9 990 substations and maintaining 60 179 low voltage kiosks; and</li><li>Protecting City-supplied customers from Eskom's load-shedding where possible.</li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p><span></span> </p><p><span><strong>End</strong></span></p>2021-08-16T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#ad26acf1-27f3-47d0-ba35-6e3166226077;L0|#0ad26acf1-27f3-47d0-ba35-6e3166226077|electricity connections;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#7b6c9324-5614-4071-8b18-4f4e63ac66a5;L0|#07b6c9324-5614-4071-8b18-4f4e63ac66a5|electricity faults10

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