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City Power warns Joburg residents of prolonged outages if electricity not used sparingly

City Power has warned Johannesburg residents of prolonged power outages if they don’t use electricity sparingly.

The utility is currently facing a strain on its system due to high consumption and a recent drop in temperatures.

“This will negatively impact essential services such as healthcare, small businesses, schools, traffic lights, and vulnerable individuals who are on oxygen and depend on an uninterrupted power supply,” said City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena.

He said during peak hours, electricity usage surges, threatening to overload the system.

“If the equipment explodes due to overloading, which could have been prevented, we will have prolonged outages which will really be imminent, and delays will occur in repairing the damages and replacing the equipment.”

-EWN

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