“Lengths of cable ripped out of the ground by thieves have been repaired with joins as a temporary measure, but the number of joins on each line makes supply unstable,” Sun said.
“It is a simple fact this infrastructure is not designed to run high-voltage power through cables with so many temporary joins in place.”
He called on the community to remain patient while City Power works to find a long-term solution.
City Power has to replace 28km of cable in the short- to medium-term to resolve the power situation in the area. It has devised a strategy that will see all faults experienced dealt with in the shortest time possible within the confines of legally mandated supply chain procedures and processes.
Short-term solutions to faulty circuits and components affecting the Eldorado Park and Nancefield substations are planned to be completed by June 19.
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