New Joburg power station unveiledTINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Parks Tau, has unveiled the building of the multimillion Rand Lufhereng Substation.
The R260 million construction of this substation will enable City Power to provide additional electricity capacity for new and existing customers in the areas that are to be supplied by this substation and related infrastructure.
The substation’s generation capacity of 125 MVA will supply over 22 500 residential and business properties.
The investment follows the COJ budget allocation from MMC of Finance in the City of Johannesburg, Geoffrey Makhubo, earlier this year.
Sicelo Xulu, Managing Director of City Power says the new substation of Lufhureng will increase the security of electricity supply in Johannesburg.
New technologies installed include compact switch gear using gas for insulation, which will reduce fire hazard.
Security lighting and access control will monitor all movement in and out of the substation, to help minimise vandalism, theft and equipment damage.
“This will enable City Power to operate more efficiently will further ensure business continuity and boost our ability to keep the lights on for the residents of Johannesburg,” says Xulu.
– CAJ News
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