The Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality said tests would be conducted on the western substation after intermittent power outages in some parts of Komani.
“The western substation has in the last few days caused constant outages and is now under investigation by the contractor which installed the new transformer, to determine the cause,” the municipality said in an update on the outages.
“The transformer and other elements in the substation were recently installed and fall within the liability period [12 months after installation], which gives the contractor a mandatory responsibility to repair faults at the substation.”
The contractor had been on site to run tests and determine the cause for the intermittent outages, the municipality said.
“Results will be communicated with the municipality and necessary repairs be made.”