The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has announced that load shedding hours have gone back to normal, that is, the timetable that was released at the beginning of this month.
Towards the end of last week, ZESA said that a technical fault had developed at the country’s largest power plant, Hwange Thermal Power Station, forcing the power utility to move to phase two of load shedding.
ZESA spokesperson Mr Fullard Gwasira disclosed that phase two was only implemented on Friday last week, and since then, it has resorted to phase one. Said Gwasira:
We have since resolved the issue of the phase two load shedding and that means we have gone back to the normal hours of load shedding.
People should not panic, at the moment we are sticking to the scheduled time table that we have been working with and if something comes up, members of the public will be told.
ZESA’s subsidiary, the Zimbabwe Electricity and Distribution Company (ZETDC) said that the load shedding timetable is just a guide for planning purposes and is not fixed.
It added that the load-shedding could be shorter or longer than the stipulated time depending on the power supply.