Repairs are currently underway at the Parys Rural Substation where a transformer fault resulted in a fire in the substation control room. According to a statement by Eskom, the incident took place at around 20:32 on Monday, 26 May 2020.
Supply to Parys has been lost due to the damage of the control room and it is estimated that repairs will take approximately 24 hours to be completed. According to a statement by Eskom, the supply will therefor be restored by late this evening.
The power utility has apologised for the inconvenience and urges customers to remain patient and to treat all electrical installations as live and dangerous at al times.
For information and updateds, call the Eskom Contact Cente on 08600 ESKOM(37566)