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.
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.
Hwange Power Station is a power station owned and operated by the Zimbabwe Power Company. It is situated in the North-Western part of Zimbabwe and is the largest coal-fired power station with 920MW installed capacity which comprises of 4x120MW and 2x220 MW units. It is... Read More About Hwange Power Station