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‘Wapadrand substation refurbishments progressing well,’ says MMC

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The MMC for utilities and operations Councillor Daryl Johnston, visited the Wapadrand substation in the east of Pretoria earlier this week to monitor the progress of the refurbishment project at the site.

The Tshwane metro has set aside a budget to renovate substations around Tshwane to avoid more power cuts and to better the functioning of the substations.

In a statement, Johnston said the project to refurbish the substation is a three-year project, which is still in its early stages as the project only began in March.

“At this stage, the old substation structure has been demolished and preparations are underway for the necessary civil works.

“I also spoke with the contractor on the project plan and I am very satisfied with the progress so far,” Johnston said.

Johnston said the metro currently has 41 projects in the draft budget for the 2022/23 financial year.

He said this project aims to ensure that communities have a reliable supply of electricity.

Johnston said he would continue to visit the substations to monitor the progress of the refurbishments.

“There is a lot of work to do as we have an old network that was neglected for far too long.

“After visiting the Wapadrand substation, I knew that we were on the right track to rebuilding our utility infrastructure,” he said.

Rekord recently reported on the Tshwane metro completing refurbishments at the Bon Accord substation.

Johnston said implementing refurbishments substations such as Rosslyn, Bronkhorstspruit, and Mooikloof is the metro’s priority.

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