UPDATE: POWER SUPPLY RESTORED IN WILDERNESS AND BEING SUPPLIED THROUGH ESKOM TRANSFORMER
Power supply has been restored Wilderness. Wilderness is now being fed via Eskom supply once again. Eskom completed the repairs before midnight, last night.
Wilderness and surrounds experienced an unexpected power supply outage that occurred on the Eskom power system over the past weekend. The George Municipality’s Electrotechnical Services came in to pick up the load from its power system and gradually restored the power supply to consumers while Eskom attended to the problem. The power outage, which occurred for hours also negatively impacted the potable water pump station in Wilderness Heights, as the reservoir in that areas was running empty.
Good news is the Eskom repaired the transformer and restored power supply to Wilderness. The George Municipality’s Municipal Manager, Dr Michelle Gratz wishes to thank the George Municipality’s Electrotechnical Services Department for coming in to carry the load while Eskom was busy with repairs. The George Municipality has now normalized the network with customers being supplied through Eskom Transformer.
Dr Gratz also expressed a word of gratitude to customers in the Wilderness areas for their patience and understanding during the power outage period.
18 July 2022