State power utility ZESCO has announced that it has reduced the hours of load shedding from eight to six following a rise in water levels in the Itezhi Tezhi dam.
According to a notice issued by ZESCO Senior Manager for Marketing and Public Relations Bessie Banda, the water levels at the water inflows in the Itezhi Tezhi dam have improved and that ZESCO is now able to generate at full capacity.
Mrs Banda said the development coupled with power imports have made it possible for ZESCO to reduce load shedding from 8 to 4 hours daily.
“ZESCO also wishes to inform customers and the general public that the load shedding will ease even further as we continue to commission projects that are nearing completion,” Mrs Banda said.
She added, “ZESCO would like to take this opportunity to thank its customers for their cooperation and understanding during the period when the power deficit was at a critical period.”