Welkom ‘powerless’ after theft at Eskom substation

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Eskom has issued a statement declaring that theft that occurred at Eskom’s Welkom Park 44kV substation has led to a loss of supply to parts of Welkom in the Free State since 11:00 this morning.

Eskom supplies electricity in bulk to the Matjhabeng Local Municipality which in turn distributes electricity to Welkom.

Technicians are on site and restoration should be completed by late this evening.

Eskom apologised for the inconvenience and urged consumers to treat all electrical lines, sockets and appliances as live and dangerous at all times.

Residents can enquire directly to the Eskom contact centre at 08600 ESKOM / 37566.