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R9m Woodstock underground electricity cable project sees 18 000 meters of new cabling installed<p>​<br></p><span><p>Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen, and officials visited the project in Woodstock. The project teams removed more than 9 400 metres of overhead cable as well as 104 transmission poles, and replaced the older infrastructure with 18 324 metres of feeder and home connection service cables. As part of the project, 78 new light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights and an 800-Kilo Volt Amperes (kVA) mini substation were installed in the community.</p><p> </p><p>'The project commenced in July this year and we are pleased that it is nearing completion, ahead of schedule. The final tarring will be completed in the coming days. Underground cabling infrastructure has significant advantages over the older overhead electricity supply infrastructure, such as it being less vulnerable to damage from the weather and trees, less likely to be vandalised by criminals, less likely to be damaged by motor vehicle accidents as well as being more attractive for the residents of Woodstock and surrounding communities. The City thanks its teams, contractors and the Woodstock community for working with us during this project. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Woodstock%20project%201.jpeg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen, and officials visited the project in Woodstock. The project teams removed more than 9 400 metres of overhead cable as well as 104 transmission poles, and replaced the older infrastructure with 18 324 metres of feeder and home connection service cables. As part of the project, 78 new light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights and an 800-Kilo Volt Amperes (kVA) mini substation were installed in the community.</p><p> </p><p>'The project commenced in July this year and we are pleased that it is nearing completion, ahead of schedule. The final tarring will be completed in the coming days. Underground cabling infrastructure has significant advantages over the older overhead electricity supply infrastructure, such as it being less vulnerable to damage from the weather and trees, less likely to be vandalised by criminals, less likely to be damaged by motor vehicle accidents as well as being more attractive for the residents of Woodstock and surrounding communities. The City thanks its teams, contractors and the Woodstock community for working with us during this project. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Woodstock%20project%203.jpeg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p><strong>Report damage to municipal electrical infrastructure:</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>SMS:</strong> 31220</p><p><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:power@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">power@capetown.gov.za</a> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Anonymous tip offs are welcome: </strong>Residents can report crime and by-law offences anonymously, 24-hours a day, on 0800 1100 77.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2023-12-07T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac;L0|#0b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac|electricity;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#6e47938b-1e4e-4b7a-a9fc-05ebc3f2020d;L0|#06e47938b-1e4e-4b7a-a9fc-05ebc3f2020d|Woodstock10

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