Power supply situation to stabilise

By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT has attended to the technical faults at Hwange and Kariba Power Stations which triggered massive load shedding during the past week.
In a media briefing in Harare this Monday, Acting Minister of Energy and Power Development, Jenfan Muswere notified the nation that the technical faults at the centre of the debilitating power cuts have been taken care of.
“Following the technical challenges that have been affecting our generation units at the Hwange Power Station, I am pleased to announce that there is a return of service of some units that had been affected by a technical fault at the Hwange Power Station. The technical team and management have been making concerted efforts to bring normalcy and enhance sustained generation. Most of the Units are back at Hwange with Bulawayo, Munyati and Harare power stations also contributing to the national grid,” said the minister.
He also disclosed that the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) will begin to reduce load shedding.
“Furthermore, operations at the Kariba South Hydro Power Station are stable as all the units are now back in service following the recovery from a regional power system disturbance that resulted in a loss of interconnection across the region in the past week. The power shortage has been further exacerbated by the shortage of imports from the region as some utilities are also experiencing similar power deficits. Accordingly, the power utility will further reduce load shedding and consumers are advised to use the available power sparingly to minimize the prospects of load shedding,” he added.
The power generation disruptions caused power cuts with other areas enduring close to 13 hours without power.

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