Broken conductor at Hoffnung caused city power outage

04 Jun 2018 13:40pm

Windhoek City and its surrounding areas experienced a power outage around lunch hour today, due to a broken conductor at Hoffnung Sub Station located 18km east of Windhoek, Nampower has said.

“This consequently caused a trip at Van Eck Sub Station, affecting all power lines which supply Windhoek and its surrounding areas,” Nampower said in a press statement this afternoon.

Power supply to the City of Windhoek was restored at 14h14, while power supply to Finkenstein, Hoffnung and surrounding areas is yet to be restored.

“The public is cautioned to treat all power lines and electrical points as live at all times, as power supply can be restored without prior notification,” Nampower cautioned.