National Power Failure Log

Gauteng:


Pretoria

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2012-02-21: Wide scale Power Failures in Pretoria, after thunder storm
East Lynn, Silverton, Kilner Park, Weavind Park, Farie Glen,
Montana, Montana Park

  • 2012-02-09 (±15:30 ~ 20:45) [±315min = 5h 15min] - Most of the Suburbs in Pretoria WITHOUT POWER. The whole CBD was grid locked for about 2 - 3 hours solid, as all robots where out - especially during peak hour traffic !

Centurion

2012-02-09 (±15:30 ~ 20:45) [±315min = 5h 15min]
2013-25-23 (±03:00 ~ hh:mm) [Caller on 702 was wondering if the Gautrain was still running]

Montana / Montana Park

2012-02-21 (±15:40 ~ ), after thunder storm — and all along Zambezi Drive

Pretoria

2013-11-13 01:31

Lady called Radio 702 that her **electricity is out for 29 hours now and she reported it after 2 minutes after it was hit out by lightning. She has an 80 year old mother she is looking after who needs to run medical equipment !**

Pretoria East

2012-02-21 (±15:40 ~ ), after thunder storm
2013-10-07 Small portion of Farie Glen without power.

Pretoria - Northern Suburbs (from Wonderpark right through to Kolonnade)

2013-11-28, Thu (21h08 ~ 10h56) [13 hours 48 minutes] 2013-11-29, Fri MASSIVE POWER FAILURE

Please, Mr. Mayor, come and explain this one to us ! What happened to the ingenious POWER RING FEED that Pretoria had before 1994 ??? What happened to that, please ???

2013-11-28, Thu 21h08 until 2013-11-30, Sat ±14h10 MASSIVE POWER FAILURE [41hours 2minutes]

Please, Mr. Mayor, THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, so come and explain this one to us ! What happened to the ingenious POWER RING FEED that Pretoria had before 1994 ??? What happened to that, please ??? Does the Town have any PLANNING COMMITTEE whatsoever ???

Pretoria North

2012-02-08 (21:15 ~ 22:07) [51 min]
2012-02-09 (±15:30 ~ 20:45) [±315min = 5h 15min]
2012-02-13 (20:45 ~ 21:00) [15min]
2012-02-15 (15:29 ~ 16:43) [74min = 1h 14min]

4 Power Failures within 7 DAYS, please Mr. Mayor, come and explain this one to us !

20 years ago we had fewer Power Failures in a YEAR !!!

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2012-06-20, Wed (13:38:14 ~ 14:29) [51min] ««««««««««
2012-06-22, Fri (15:42 ~ 16:24) [42min] ««««««««««

3 Power Failures within 5 DAYS, please Mr. Mayor, come and explain this one to us !

2012-07-01, Sun (14:19) — Power Dip (0.25 seconds)

2012-09-01, Sat (20:15 ~ 20:38) [18min] — Power Failure
2012-09-01, Sat (20:45) — Power Dip (±0.25 seconds)
2012-09-01, Sat (20:50) — Power Dip (±0.25 seconds)
2012-09-01, Sat (20:55) — Power Dip (±0.25 seconds)
2012-09-01, Sat (21:14) — Power Dip (±0.25 seconds)
2012-09-01, Sat (21:35 ~ 21:44) [9min] — Power Failure
2012-09-01, Sat (22:14) — Power Dip (±0.25 seconds)
2012-09-02, Sun (08:03 ~ 13:18) [315min = 5h 15 min] — Power Failure
2012-09-02, Sun (13:18 ~ 13:38) [20min] — Power Failure
2012-09-02, Sun (13:37 ~ 13:50) [13min] — Power Failure

5 Power Failures within 17 HOURS 15 MINUTES, please Mr. Mayor, come and explain this one to us !

. . . of which 2 Power Failures within 80 MINUTES, please Mr. Mayor, come and explain this one to us !

TOTAL TIME of the Power Failure was 365min = 6 HOURS 5 MINUTES , however the TOTAL LOST TIME is much higher … :

2012-10-11, Thu (15:46 ~ 22:06) [6 hours 20 minutes] — Power Failure - wide-scale in Pretoria's Northern Suburbs, causing absolute TRAFFIC CHAOS !!!
2012-10-12, Fri (00:33 ~ 03:33) [3 hours] — Power Failure — Pretoria North

2 Power Failures within 2 HOURS 27 MINUTES, please Mr. Mayor, come and explain this one to us !

TOTAL TIME of the Power Failure was 560 min = 9 HOURS 20 MINUTES, however the TOTAL LOST TIME is much higher … :

2012-10-24, Wed (14:25 ~ 20:20) [5 hours 55 minutes] — Power Failure
2012-10-24, Wed (22:20 ~ 21:14) [54 minutes] — Power Failure — after being back for 24 seconds !!

2 Power Failures within 6 HOURS 49 MINUTES, please Mr. Mayor, come and explain this one to us !

2012-11-07, Wed 18:44 Spikes !! — Lights flickering rather badly !
2012-11-07, Wed 19:52 Spikes !! — Lights flickering rather badly !

2012-11-18, Sun (19:42 ~ 21:52) [130 minutes, 2 hours 10 minutes] — Power Failure !!
2012-11-19, Mon (09:30 ~ 10:52) [82 minutes, 1hours 22 minutes] — Power Failure !!
2012-11-19, Mon (14:11 ~ 15:00) [49 minutes] — Power Failure !!

More Power Failures within a week now, than in a whole year before 1994Mr. Mayor, please come and explain this one to us !

2012-11-23, Fri (23:31 ~ 23:32) — lights flickering !!
2012-11-23, Fri (23:32 ~ 23:32) [30 seconds] — Power Failure !!
2012-11-23, Fri (23:59 ~ 01:00) [61 minutes, 1 hour 1 minute] — Power Failure !!

More Power Failures within a week now, than in a whole year before 1994Mr. Mayor, please come and explain this one to us !

- - - What happened to that ingenious Electricity Ring Feed ???

2012-11-25, Sun (22:14) — power dip (1sec) !!

2012-11-30, Fri (20:43 ~ 20:46) [3 minutes] — Power Failure !!
2012-11-30, Fri (21:09) — lights flickering !!
- - - How should that be otherwise ??? - Just out weekly POWER FAILURE !!
- - - What happened to that ingenious Electricity Ring Feed ???
2012-11-30, Fri (21:22) — lights flickering !!

2012-12-03, Mon (21:42) — lights flickering !!

2012-12-05, Wed (20:19) — lights flickering !!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:22) — lights flickering !!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:25) — lights flickering, badly !!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:33) — lights flickering, badly !!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:37) — lights flickering - severe voltage fluctuations !!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:46) — lights flickering - severe voltage fluctuations !!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:47) — lights flickering - severe voltage fluctuations !!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:50) — lights flickering - severe voltage fluctuations !!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:52) — lights flickering - severe voltage fluctuations !!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:53) — lights flickering - severe voltage fluctuations !!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:55) — lights flickering - severe voltage fluctuations (spikes)!!
2012-12-05, Wed (20:56) — lights flickering - severe voltage fluctuations (spikes)!!
2012-12-05, Wed (21:09) — lights flickering - severe voltage fluctuations (spikes)!!
2012-12-05, Wed (21:19) — lights flickering - severe voltage fluctuations (spikes)!!

2012-12-07, Fri (22:58) — lights flickering !!

2012-12-08, Sat (01:13 ~ 03:31) [134 min, 2 hours 14 minutes] — Power Failure !!
— Is THIS just the common "weekly" POWER FAILURE, now or WHAT ???

2012-12-14, Fri (12:58 ~ 14:55) [237 min, 1 hours 57 minutes] — Power Failure !!
— Is THIS just the common "weekly" POWER FAILURE, now or WHAT ???

  • 2012-12-18, Tue (14:57) [3x spikes for ± 3 sec each in a time interval of 5 sec] — 3x Over Voltage Spikes !!
  • 2012-12-18, Tue (15:00) [4x spikes for ± 3 sec each in a time interval of 5 sec] — 4x Over Voltage Spikes !!
  • 2012-12-18, Tue (15:05) [2x spikes for ± 3 sec each in a time interval of 5 sec] — 2x Over Voltage Spikes !!
  • 2012-12-18, Tue (15:05) [1x spike ] — 1x Over Voltage Spikes !!
    • Sparking Wires (almost like fire works) reported to City Council ± 16:00 !!!

2012-12-19, Wed (04:28 ~ 05:10) [42 minutes] — Power Failure !!
— Is THIS just the common "weekly" POWER FAILURE, now or WHAT ???

2013-01-08, Tue (02:32) — Voltage Dip / lights flickering (duration 2 sec) !!
2013-01-15, Tue (14:06) — [2 seconds] — Power Failure !! — Voltage Dip / all Computers CRASHED and Printers RESET (±2 sec) !!

2013-03-07, Tue (12:43) — [1 second] — Power Failure !! — Voltage Dip / all Computers CRASHED and Printers RESET (±2 sec) !!

2013-03-29, Fri (11:24 ~ 11:27) [3 minutes] Good FridayPower Failure !!

2013-07-19, Fri (12:55 ~ 15:13) [2 hours 18 minutes] — Power Failure !!

2013-10-07, Mon (17:49 ~ 18:44) [55 minutes] — Power Failure !!

2013-01-21, Tue (18:17)Lights flickering !!
2013-01-21, Tue (18:21)Lights flickering !!

2014-02-21: Severe Power Failure due to burning out of a 132kV Substation in Pretoria North

Affected Areas: Pretoria North up to Akasia

  • 2014-02-21, Fri 15:52 ~ 2014-02-22, Sat 13:42Massive Power Failure !!!
    • 2014-02-21, Fri (15:52 ~ 06:50)Power Failure !!
    • 2014-02-22, Sat (07:52 ~ 08:17)Power Failure !!
    • 2014-02-22, Sat (08:18 ~ 08:27)Power Failure !!
    • 2014-02-22, Sat (08:27:05 ~ 13:42)Power Failure !!

2014-03-04, Tue (07:07 ~ ±09:30)Power Failure !!

2014-03-06, Thu (12:51 ~ ±15:15)Power Failure due to Load Shedding !!

  • Lots of Load Shedding … .*

2015-11-16, Mon (18:15 ~ 17:15) on 2015-11-17Power Failure (for 23 hours) happened during Hail Storm !!
… . .
2016-05-11, Wed (14:40 ~ 16:41)Power Failure (for 2 hours)
2016-05-29, Sun (00:22 ~ 01:43)Power Failure (for 1h21)

Wonderboom Poort

2012-12-14, Fri (12:58 ~ 14:55) [237 min, 1 hours 57 minutes] — Power Failure !!

Johannesburg

2013-09-05 Striking Municipal Workers' sabotage causes huge Power Disruptions in Johannesburg !

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2012-12-25, Tue (00:23 ~ hh:mm) called in to TalkRadio 702Power Failure !!
2012-12-26, Wed — {People are WITHOUT ELECTRICITY for over 26 hours !!! ** called in to TalkRadio 702Power Failure** !!
— People don't answer they calls, engineers ran away at about 09:00 this morning and did not complete the job they are getting paid to do!

Boksburg

2013-01-04, Fri (hh:mm ~ 22:04 ~ hh:mm)Power Failure !! — Substations were on Fire - Info given over Radio 702 (NEWS 20:00)
2013-07-23 CBD — General Power Failure

Linden

2013-01-24, Thu (hh:mm ~ 14:29 ~ hh:mm)Power Failure since 4 DAYS !!! — Info given by a caller to Radio 702
2013-02-27, Thu (±21:00 ~ called in to 702 at 23:55) ~ hh:mm)Power FailureInfo given by a caller to Radio 702 at 23:55

Pinelands Avenue

2013-01-12, Mon (hh:mm ~ 01:32 ~ hh:mm)Power Failure !! — Called in to Radio 702

Sandown

2012-12-31, Mon (05:nn ~ 05:51)Power Failure !! — Radio 702 off the air
2012-12-31, Mon (05:52 ~ 05:53)Power Failure !! — Radio 702 off the air

2013-01-01, Tue (05:36 ~ 05:37) [±1 minute] — Power Failure ?? !! — Radio 702 off the air
2013-01-01, Tue (hh:mm ~ 11:57) [±NNN minute] — Power Failure ?? !! — Radio 702 off the air

2013-01-02, Tue (17:51 ~ 17:52) [±1 minute] — Power Failure ?? !! — Radio 702 off the air
2013-01-02, Tue (17:57 ~ 18:02) [5 minute] — Power Failure ?? !! — Radio 702 off the air

Sandringham

2012-09-28, Fri (03:20 ~ hh:mm) — LIGHTS OUT from 03:20 in Sandringham / JHB

Western Suburbs:

2014-05-23, Fri (18:43 ~ :) are sitting in the dark & cold tonight