Tag: Thokoza Substation


It has been three weeks since the transformer at Thokoza substation was on fire leaving customers connected to it without electricity.

“The City of Ekurhuleni has been working around the clock to restore power and repair damaged equipment at the substation. “

“As from Monday, 27 July, the 20 MVA transformer is undergoing a number of load tests over a 24-hour period. One set of 6.6 kV side panels is also complete and tested. In addition cables have been laid and are part of testing with the transformer.”


“Restoration of customers will happen in stages. Priority is given to all areas that have been normalised – this is where bypassed meters have been removed and new prepaid meters installed.”

Ekurhuleni: Work Under Way to Repair Thokoza Substation

The City of Ekurhuleni is working around the clock to restore power to areas in Thokoza that have experienced power outages due to a substation fire that happened on Monday, 6 July. The substation exploded due to possible overload affecting Thokoza Extensions 1 and 2, Everest, Unit F, Thokoza Gardens, Time housing, and Phola Park and Extensions.

City officials are on site to investigate the cause of the fire, and to prepare for restoration of power to the affected areas.

The City of Ekurhuleni has budgeted about R46 million for the Thokoza Electricity Infrastructure Programme to upgrade substations; network enhancement; metering and the provision and maintenance of streetlights and the electrification of informal settlements in the area.

This is in response to power interruptions in Thokoza and Phola Park largely due to supply overload

The City appeals to residents to use electricity sparingly by switching off non-essential appliances during peak hours.

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