EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, SUPPORTS TEAM MUSA ON IDOLS SA 2013
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ANTICIPATED INTERMITTENT POWER INTERRUPTIONS IN KWAGUQA NEW EXTENSIONS AND VOSMAN FOR THE NEXT 3 MONTHS.
The eMalahleni Local Municipality electrical department in its effort to strengthen the capacity and reliability of our electrical infrastructure at Kwa-Guqa New Extensions and in ensuring a stable and sustainable supply to the community of Kwa-Guqa extensions.
The department has embarked on a project of strengthening the 2X bulk supply lines between Kwa-Guqa 132KV sub and Ring-Sub 3. The 22KV overhead lines are being upgraded commencing the second week of June 2013. The upgrade is expected to be completed by early September 2013.
Therefore there is a possibility of intermittent power interruptions in the whole of Kwaguqa New Extensions and Vosman for the next 3 months during the times 07:00 and 17:00.
Your co-operation in this regard will be highly appreciated
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Home-owners in Duvha Park, Duvha Park x2, Tasbet Park, Reyno Ridge, Bankenveld, Reyno Estates, Reyno Heights, Benfleur, Del Judor, Witbank extensions, Fransville, Model Park, Seekoeiwater, Die Heuwel, Ivory Hill, Cambridge, Highveld Park, Hoëveldpark, Blancheville, Jackaroo Park, Clearwater Estates, Pine Ridge, Schoongezicht, Ferrobank, Ackerville, Van Delenweg, Lynnville and Thushanang are requested to join hands with the eMalahleni Local Municipality and Eskom to help manage the electricity demand – by participating in a programme aimed at installing geyser control units connected to the geysers in their homes. The control units will be installed at no cost to the home-owners.
This Residential Load Management (RLM) project forms part of the eMalahleni Local Municipality’s demand management initiative in the region. It involves the connection of control units to geysers, making it possible to switch them on and off remotely without impacting negatively on the hot water usage. It allows the municipality to manage the demand for electricity specifically during evening peak periods.
Geysers account for between 30% and 50% of the electricity consumption in a household, making them an ideal starting point for electricity demand management in the residential sector. The main advantage of the load management system is that the relay system can switch the heating element off during times when the electricity load needs to be reduced. However, it is important to note that interruption of supply can be done while still providing hot water to a household due to the heat retention properties of a geyser.
The RLM project in eMalahleni will be implemented as follows:
- A small appliance control device (or relay) is installed in the home of the customer.
- This device then switches off the power supply to the geyser during the evening peak demand period between 18:00 and 20:00.
Qualified technicians, with eMalahleni Local Municipality, Eskom and Yaetsho identification cards, will visit homes in high-consumption areas to install the units between 1 October 2012 and 30 June 2013. Home-owners are requested to only allow contractors with the necessary identification cards to enter their homes.
CLIENTS ARE REQUESTED TO QUOTE THEIR MUNICIPAL ACCOUNT NUMBER IN ALL CORRESPONDENCES/PHONE CALLS. THIS IS SOLELY FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.
For further information, please phone the RLM project office on (013) 656 0818