The Zimbabwe Electricity Transition and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has announced that it is implementing the Stage 2 load shedding schedule.
The move has been necessitated by a technical fault at the power utility’s main thermal power plant, Hwange Power Station. Said ZETDC in a statement:
Due to a technical fault at Hwange Power Station, local generation is now depressed, and load shedding is now being implemented at Stage 2.
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Customers will be advised on restoration progress. Load shedding is now being implemented outside the published schedule.
This, in other words, means that areas which normally experienced eight-hour power cuts will now go for about 16 to 17 hours without power.