Load shedding is expected to intensify following a break down at the country’s largest thermal power station in Hwange, Daily News reports.
2 units in Hwange reportedly broke down yesterday knocking out 250MW off the national grid. This was revealed by the Energy Minister yesterday who spoke to the publication after a meeting with petroleum industry players and said:
Over the past weeks, there has been a general upward improvement in the supply of electricity so the trend is going to continue. However, we have had two units in Hwange that have broken down.
We are very hopeful that they are brought back online as soon as possible. Thereafter, we are targeting the time around June to completely do away with load shedding.
It is regrettable that we have somewhat regressed in the past few days but I believe we are completely on top of the situation,
Electricity has been in short supply in Zimbabwe due to the 2019 drought that left Kariba unable to generate enough power.
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