REMINDER: Electricity upgrades in Cape Town’s southern suburbs this weekend

The City of Cape Town’s Electricity Generation and Distribution Department is reminding residents in parts of Newlands and surrounding areas of upcoming critical electricity upgrades to Newlands’ Main Substation.

The work is being carried out on five days between 21 May and 4 June 2024. The first day of critical electricity work took place on Tuesday, 21 May.

Electricity upgrades will affect these areas

The second day of electrical maintenance for Newlands and surrounds is scheduled for Saturday, 25 May. To view the outage map for Saturday, click here.

The interruptions will only affect the highlighted area on the maps.

The full schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, from 06:00 to 20:00 – outage map

Saturday, 25 May 2024, from 08:00 to 22:00 – outage map

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, from 06:00 to 20:00 – outage map

Saturday, 1 June 2024, from 12:00 to 02:00 – outage map

Tuesday, 4 June 2024, from 06:00 to 20:00 – outage map

The City of Cape Town issued the following statement on its website:

“The electricity infrastructure upgrades will be carried out on five days between 21 May and 4 June 2024, if all goes to plan.

Due to the complex nature of the infrastructure work, supply will be interrupted and the time of restoration may be delayed by a few hours. Our teams will work as quickly as possible to complete all upgrades within the communicated times.

The City apologises for any inconvenience caused.”

The City reminds residents of the Newlands and surrounds of the planned maintenance taking place on Saturday, 25 May 2024, from 08:00 to 22:00.

To view the outage map: https://t.co/auXqLVMDXP

For more: https://t.co/5eSkO8tGg2#CTInfo pic.twitter.com/qpTqTwgRnp

— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) May 24, 2024

Customers cautioned against power surges

The City further notes that the electricity supply could be restored at any time, and urges customers to treat all electrical installations as live for the full duration of the interruption.

“Residents are encouraged to switch off appliances as a precaution and to avoid damage caused by power surges when the power comes back on,” the City added.

The upgrades in Newlands and surrounds follows necessary electricity maintenance in Hanover Park and Manenberg earlier this week.