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Zambia: Govt says load shedding hours have not reduced

Story from the Daily Nation Websiteload shedding

LOAD SHEDDING hours have not reduced because of the mechanical faults being experienced with equipment at Maamba Thermal Power plant, says Energy Minister David Mabumba. Read More

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Zambia: Power shortage to cost ZESCO US$167 million

Story from the Lusaka Times Website

The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) will lose over US$160 million as a result of the current power deficit the country is experiencing.Candle

…………The Minister said ZESCO Limited has been directed to revise the load-shedding programme from two to four hours on a daily basis adding that the programme will be implemented in an equitable manner to ensure that the burden is spread across all areas apart from essential services and operations.Read More

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Zambia: ZESCO is still exporting up to 90 megawatts – Yaluma

Story from the Lusaka Times Website

Government has disclosed that ZESCO is still exporting up to 90 megawatts of electricity despite the deficit that the country is currently experiencing.

Zesco_pylons……….Meanwhile, Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has taken a swipe at Forum for Democracy and Development -FDD President Edith Nawakwi’s remarks on the electricity deficit.  Read More

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Zambia: Heavy Load shedding Will Continue Until Rainy Season

Statement issued by ZESCO:

“This serves to clarify that the increased load shedding exercise is NOT as a result of ZESCO exporting power, Candlecontrary to comments from the general public. It should be made clear that the reason why we are unable to generate enough to meet the fast growing demand, is as a result of low water levels in our reservoirs. The situation will ONLY improve when water levels rise, that is to say, in the next rainy season. For now, members of the general public are advised to SERIOUSLY conserve power. ZESCO sincerely regrets the inconvenience the current situation may cause.”

Zambia: ZESCO explains increased load shedding

Story from the Lusaka Times Website

Zesco LogoZESCO says it has been compelled to reduce generation at its major power stations resulting in a national capacity deficit of 560 Megawatts.

“………This therefore means that load shedding will be carried out on a rotational basis throughout the day, every day, in different areas. “  Read More

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