ZAMBIA: Zesco reduces loadshedding hours

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ZAMBIA Electricity Supply

Corporation Limited (ZESCO) has

reduced load shedding from eight

to four hours per day due to due to

the increase of water levels in the


In a statement

ZESCO Senior Manager for

Marketing and Public Relations

Bessie Banda has said that the

improvement in water levels in the

rivers and the importation of power

has decreased the power deficit

that ZESCO was facing.

“ZESCO limited would like to

inform its esteemed customers and

the general public that following

the improvement of water inflows

at Itezhi tezhi dam, ZESCO is now

able to generate at full capacity of

120 MW. This development,

coupled with the increase in

imports has made it possible for

ZESCO to reduce loadshedding

from 8 to 4 hours hours daily,” Ms

Banda said.

She said added that load shedding

would ease even further as ZESCO

continued to commission projects

that were near completion.

“ZESCO wishes to inform is

customers and the general public

that load shedding will ease even

further as we continue to

commission the projects that are

nearing completion,” She said.

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