Plans to restore Eskom supply to Jagersfontein underway

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“Eskom has made significant progress in restoring bulk electricity supply to Jagersfontein in the Free State,” this is according to a statement released by the power utility.

Electricity supply to the Jagersfontein Mine was restored on Sunday afternoon.

According to the statement, Eskom’s Rietkuil Substation’s infrastructure was severely damaged by the mudslides from the dam that collapsed in the area.

The substation is a bulk supply point that supplied Jagersfontein and Charlesville.

The power utility says that plans to restore the bulk supply are under way and should be completed by Tuesday, September 13, and it urges electricity users to be cautious around electrical lines, sockets, and appliances as they could be live and dangerous.

“Eskom customers on the Fauresmith-Spitskop and Pompie-Rietkuil feeders are, however, still without electricity supply due to 50 poles that collapsed as a result of the flood. Muddy conditions are making this area unreachable, leaving us with seven rural customers who are without supply.”

Compiled by Gypseenia Lion

gypseenia@mahareng.co.za