This comes after a fire broke out on Monday at the Redfern Major Substation due to an electrical fault.
The transformer, the substation’s primary asset, was unaffected by the fire, according to Gugu Sisilana, a spokesperson for the city.
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However, the incident did harm the secondary cabling and the high – and low-voltage cables coming into the transformer.
To ensure the safest duration of the network substation,” teams have already been assigned to repair and replace the affected equipment. Once the necessary repairs are finished, rigorous testing and commissioning will be carried out.”
In the upcoming 8 to 10 weeks, the Redfern substation will resume operation.