Hwange Power Station Hit By Technical Fault

Zimbabwe’s power utility ZESA Holdings said there was a technical fault at Hwange Power Station which resulted in limited electricity supply in the national grid.

In a statement this Monday, ZESA the technical fault has resulted in the depressed generation of electricity at Hwange Power Station. The statement read:

ZESA Holdings would like to advise its valued customers countrywide that there is limited power supply in the national grid as a result of a technical fault that affected Hwange Power Station.

The technical fault has resulted in depressed generation of electricity at Hwange Power Station.

Restoration of service is underway and customers are advised to use the available power sparingly.

The inconvenience caused is sincerely regretted.

Zimbabwe’s northern and southern neighbours, Zambia and South Africa respectively, are also experiencing power cuts.

On Saturday, Zambia experienced a nationwide blackout which that country’s power utility, ZESCO, blamed on a disturbance of its Interconnected Power System. ZESCO said:

On Saturday 6th November 2021 at 07:25 hours, the Zambian Interconnected Power System experienced a disturbance following the loss of significant generation in the Zambian system which resulted in the separation of the entire Zambian power system from the rest of the Southern African Interconnected Power System. This caused a nationwide blackout.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the cause of the disturbance was external to the Zambian interconnected power system.

ZESCO immediately began power restoration, which is still ongoing, with power restored in parts of Lusaka, Southern, Western and Central provinces.

Further, investigations are still underway to establish the cause of the loss of generation and subsequent nationwide blackout.

In South Africa, Eskom on Monday (today) announced that it will implement Stage 4 load shedding from 13:00 until 05:00 on Friday. It added:

… thereafter Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented as previously communicated until 05:00 on Saturday.

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