ZETDC Announces Increased Load Shedding Due To Spike In Demand

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) said that load shedding has increased outside schedule due to a spike in demand for electricity.

In a statement issued on Tuesday evening, ZETDC said:

Load shedding has increased outside the published schedule due to a huge rise in demand in excess of 1800MW against low generation.

A bigger unit is expected into service during the peak period and this will provide some relief.

Zimbabwe’s electricity consumption usually peaks during the winter season and load shedding has been worsened by low power generation at the Kariba HEP (due to low water levels at Lake Kariba) while Hwange Thermal Power Plant experiences a frequent breakdown of ageing equipment.

South Africa’s power utility, Eskom switched off ZESA after it accrued debts running into hundreds of millions of rands resulting in reduced power available.


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5 comments on “ZETDC Announces Increased Load Shedding Due To Spike In Demand

  1. How much more increased can it except total darkness? We have already going for 17 hours a day without power!!

  2. Zesa needs a good planning and maintenance engineer. We need new thinking there. Problems will not be solved by the same people who caused them. The new bias must bring in everyone new at the helm. Forty years of incompetence is unacceptable.

  3. What power are we going to give foreign direct investors that we are promising the nation? The much more for their factories and mines. We are doomed

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