Why is my area experiencing poor supply most of the time while we read about “DisCos rejecting power” in the media? Are the DisCos not expected to take all the power generated to serve their customers?

There are several reasons why some load centres experience poor supply for extended periods of time which include:

  • Overloaded infrastructure
  • Tampering of power assets
  • Community restiveness
  • Inadequate generation
  • Poor electrical installation in a building
  • Fault on the distribution and transmission networks
  • Acts of vandalism on gas pipelines and power infrastructure
  • Extreme weather events.
  • Routine maintenance on power infrastructure.
 How can I report a power outage or electrical fault to a DisCo?

An incidence of power outage or fault may be reported in writing, email or social media handles of the electricity distribution company.

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