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.”

ZESCO Zambia: Suspends The Export Of Power To Neighboring Countries

Story from the Kitwe Times WebsiteZesco_pylons

The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) has suspended the export of power to neighboring countries due to the current electricity deficit the country is facing.

“…………Lusaka and many other parts of the country have lately been experiencing load shedding of up to eight hours in a day” Read More

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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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Zambia: Zesco to Import Electricity

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ZESCO says it may consider importing electricity from the neighbouring countries following the low water levels at Lake Kariba. Read More

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Zambia: Kanyama residents threaten to set ZESCO poles ablaze

Story from the Daily Nation Website
RESIDENTS of New Kanyama have threatened to pull down electricity poles or set them on fire if ZESCO fails to restore power supply by Sunday.Read More

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Zambia: ‘Zesco will stop switching off power’

Story from the Lusaka Voice Website

ZESCO will soon stop switching off power each time it is carrying out maintenance works on its distribution lines in order not to inconvenience the customers. Read more: http://lusakavoice.com/2014/07/09/zesco-will-stop-switching-power/

Zambia: Lusaka Rejects Electricity Tariff Hike

Story from the Zambia Reports WebsiteZESCO

Stakeholders in Lusaka have rejected the 26% proposed electricity tariff hike by ZESCO. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: ZESCO tarrifs increase supported, current low rates don’t encourage energy saving

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Southern Biopower Limited has supported Zesco’s proposed 26 percent tariff increment, saying Zambian tariffs were low in international comparison and way below cost of new generation. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Kitwe reject Zesco”s bid to increase tariffs

ZESCOStory from the Independent Observer Website

RESIDENTS of Kitwe rejected the application to revise electricity tariffs by an average 26 per cent across all customer categories.  Livingstone has already rejected this proposal. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Residents reject the proposed 26 % increment of ZESCO tariffs

Story from the Lusaka Times Website

SOME Livingstone residents have rejected the proposed average of 26 per cent increment of ZESCO tariffs arguing that the upward adjustment will increase the cost of production and in turn push up the cost of various commodities. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Zambians Now Used to Load-Shedding – Zesco

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Zesco says electricity consumers are now used to load shedding such that they are mistaking electrical faults to load shedding. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: ZESCO apologises to the nation for the unplanned and sporadic load shedding around the country

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ZESCO has unreservedly apologised to the nation for the unplanned and sporadic load shedding around the country. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Cop’s gun was used in robbery — witness

ZPStory from the Times of Zambia

A WITNESS in the case in which a police officer is charged with aggravated robbery has testified how an AK 47 rifle was allegedly used to stage the robbery. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Now Lewanika hospital stinking due to rotting bodies

With the continued power black-out now marking day three in Western province, bodies at Lewanika General Hosptal Mortuary are rotting forcing people  to bury their departed unexpectedly and in hurry.
And ZESCO director Cyprian Chitundo who is said to have been in Sesheke on Sunday promised that power will be restored within 24 hours.
Chitundu revealed that pylon number 1216 was cut from the base although nothing was stolen from it making the case unique. Click here for the Full Story