Centlec (SOC) Ltd is currently the license holder and distributes electricity to over 186, 858 customers in the area of Mangaung, Kopanong and Mohokare. Centlec (SOC) Ltd was established as a municipal entity wholly owned by Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality.
Centlec was established in terms of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 and the Companies Act, 1973 and it is obliged to comply with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003.
The entity is governed by the Board of Directors, duly appointed by Mangaung Metropolitan Council from time to time and its day to day business is conducted under the stewardship of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Committee directly accountable to the Chief Executive Officer.
The supply to towns other than Bloemfontein started with Brandfort in 1953 followed in 1960 by towns in what is now the Xhariep District: Reddersburg, Bethulie, Edenburg, Philippolis, Springfontein and Trompsburg. Centlec’s customer base is over 97% domestic and 3% commercial consumers.
The core services of the entity include:
New Electrification Networks, Refurbishment and Maintenance. Metering, Prepayment Vending and Billing Services. Training and Development.
From a technical perspective Centlec is defined as an electricity utility that comprises the creation, operations and maintenance of the electricity distribution systems.
Centlec serves to distribute electricity, at lower than transmission voltage levels (132kV) to the end customers.
Electricity is distributed from distribution centres (substations) to a large number of geographically dispersed residential, commercial and industrial customers. Distribution includes technical activities, such as load dispatch, customer connection installation, equipment maintenance, metering installation, as well as commercial activities, such as meter reading, billing, customer service and marketing.