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Eskom upgrades Kiepersol substation to improve quality of supply in Hazyview
Friday, 29 July 2016: Eskom has embarked on a project to upgrade Kiepersol substation which supplies Hazyview town and surrounding areas in Mpumalanga.  The project will increase the substation capacity from 30MVA to 100MV in order to cater for future developments in the area. Construction work began in December 2015 and is earmarked for completion in June 2017.  
 
This capacity expansion upgrade will ensure network reliability and the quality of supply to the customers. The current single 66kV in-feed network will be replaced by two in-feed networks at a capacity of 132kV respectively. High voltage networks are preferred due to higher transfer capabilities, reduction in losses and minimal risk of low voltages.
 
Eskom is committed to provide continuous quality of supply to the customers during the project and beyond. The 40MVA and 20MVA transformers have been installed to provide temporary supply for the duration of the project. Eskom continues to explore mechanisms to improve challenges related to the temporary supply.
 
Eskom will update customers on the progress of the project and will communicate related outages. Customers should treat all electrical installations as live during the project and during an outage.
 
Further queries should be directed to the Eskom Contact Centre on 086 003 7566, fax 086 572 6603, email North.Eastern@eskom.co.za or CSOline@eskom.co.za 
 
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