Load shedding in Tshwane

2007-10-09 15:44

Johannesburg - A number of substations will be switched off in Tshwane to assist in the third and fourth stages of load shedding, the City of Tshwane said on Tuesday.

Substations in Tshwane will be disconnected from 15:00 to 17:00, and between 17:00 and 19:00.

Supplier Eskom has called on cities countrywide to assist in load shedding, in order to prevent power shortages due to an increased demand for electricity during the wet weather.

Eskom spokespersn Fani Zulu said the shortage of electrical supply was still continuing and consumers were asked to save electricity around the country.

"Regions in South Africa are currently in the brown stages of the power shortage."

This meant that the electricity supply nationally was under severe strain and, therefore, load shedding was in progress.

The following substations will be switched off from 15:00 to 17:00: Piet Geers, Rietvlei, Waterkloof , Highlands, Lynwood, Skinner, Edmund, Villieria, Pyramid, Atteridgeville, and Saulsville.

Depending on Eskom's capacity requirements the following substations will be switched off between 17:00 and 19:00: Soshanguve, Pumulani, Koedoespoort, Boom Street, Tunnel, K1, K3, Princess Park, River, Kloofsig, Olievenhoutbosch and Kosmosdal.

- Sapa