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EXTENSIVE REPAIRS AT PARYS RURAL SUBSTATION TAKING LONGER THAN EXPECTED
THURSDAY, 28 MAY 2020: As announced in a media statement issued on Wednesday, 27 May 2020, a transformer fault at Parys Rural Substation resulted in a fire that caused substantial damage to the control room.  The incident happened at 20:32 on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 and led to a loss of electricity supply to Parys. 
 
While it was initially estimated that supply would be restored by this afternoon, the team has identified that additional material was required.  The material has been sourced and is on route to Parys.  This has unfortunately delayed the restoration.  The team is busy preparing on site for the arrival of the material and salvaging equipment to accelerate repairs.
 
As a result of these delays, supply will only be restored by tomorrow evening (Friday, 29 May 2020).
 
The team is committed to restore supply to Parys as a matter of urgency while continuing to follow safety and COVID-19 protocols.
 
Eskom apologises for the inconvenience and urges customers to remain patient and to treat all electrical installations as live and dangerous at all times. 
 
For information and updates, please call the Eskom Contact Centre on 08600 ESKOM (37566). 
 
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