The country’s power utility, ZESA Holdings, has announced increased load shedding due to depressed power generation at the Kariba power station.
In a public notice, ZESA said it is carrying out refurbishment works on the Kariba Dam wall, therefore, necessitating the shutting down of three power generation units at the power station. The notice read:
ZESA Holdings would like to advise its valued customers countrywide that there is an increase in load shedding outside the publicised schedules due to the refurbishment works on the Kariba Dam wall.
The refurbishment works have resulted in the taking out of 3 units at Kariba South Hydro Power Station today, 14th December 2021.
The power utility further advises that this has resulted in a depressed generation, resulting in an increase in load shedding.
Consumers are advised to use the available power sparingly to minimize the effects of load shedding.
The inconvenience caused is sincerely regretted.