ZESCO says the Kariba Power Station will continue generating 500 mega watts instead of the normal 1 050 megawatts.
Power station manager Samuel Sinkala has reiterated that this is because the water level in the lake is lower than the normal operation level.
Mr. Sinkala says the plant will maintain power generation of five hundred watts until the next rainy season to avoid shouting down.
Mr. Sinkala added that a similar situation happened in 1995 and 1995 but that the national demand was less then compared to now.
This came to light when Special Assistant to the president for Project Monitoring and Implementation Lucky Mulusa toured the underground plant at Kariba north bank power station on Saturday.
Mr. Mulusa says the current load shedding is unavoidable, but stated that government is addressing the situation through exploring of alternative energy.
And Energy Minister, Christopher Yaluma says Government will soon install 20 megawatts solar power stations in most parts of the country.
Mr. Yaluma says this is in order to mitigate the current effects of load shedding the country.
He says the project will be done through the public private partnership arrangements.
Mr. Yaluma says government has already come up with guidelines for renewable energy.
The Minister was speaking today when he featured on ZNBC’ kwacha Good Morning Zambia programme.
Meanwhile Mr. Yaluma says Government is aware that the current load shedding is unacceptable.