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Eskom maintenance will result in a 13-hour power outage in the Eastern Cape.

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Eastern Cape: Eskom announces 13-hour power outage on Wednesday

Upcoming planned power outages by Eskom will result in a 12-hour electricity supply interruption in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday, 6 March. Here are the affected areas.

03-03-24 11:36
Eskom
Eskom maintenance will result in a 13-hour power outage in the Eastern Cape.

Eskom’s planned maintenance will result in a 13-hour power outage in parts of the Eastern Cape.

The maintenance will occur on Wednesday, 6 March, from 5:00 to 18:00.

13-HOUR POWER OUTAGE IN THE EASTERN CAPE

The power utility said communities under the Amahlathi and Enoch Mgijima Local Municipalities will be affected.

“The interruption will be carried out to allow for line maintenance work that will improve network performance and reduce unplanned electricity interruption,” Eskom said.

THE FOLLOWING TOWNS (INCLUDING VILLAGES) WILL BE AFFECTED:

  • Komani
  • Cathcart
  • Tarkastad
  • Whittlesea

Furthermore, Eskom asked all customers affected by the power outage to be patient and treat all electricity appliances as live during the blackout.

TIPS TO MITIGATE AGAINST RISKS CAUSED BY ROLLING BLACKOUTS:

  • Make use of surge protection: Electric surges are one of the biggest causes of damage to equipment during a power outage. Installing a surge protection device can help minimise some damage in unforeseen situations. Have a surge protection device fitted to your electrical distribution board or at the power outlet to the electronic device.
  • Ensure that your alarm system is working and the backup battery is fully functional to provide power to the system in the event of load shedding.
  • Spare torch or headlamp: Keep a torch in your car if you arrive home at night during a power outage. Most smartphones have built-in torch or torch apps, which come in handy during unexpected outages.