ZESCO Promises Zero Load shedding this year

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ZESCO MD Victor Mundende delivering his remarks.
ZESCO MD Victor Mundende
ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende has said the power utility firm by 2020 will become an exporting hub for electricity trading across Africa.

Speaking yesterday during the Programme for the Corporate Media Update on Zesco Limited Operations and Projects at Zesco Head Office in Lusaka, Mr. Mundende assured the nation that Zesco will not subject its clientele to blackouts this time around as sufficient water was harvested in its reservoirs after the 2015/2016 rainy season.

Mr. Mundende said Zesco has reverted to the generation of 930 megawatts because of the good rainfall recorded in the last rainy season.

“By 2020 we will become an exporting hub for electricity trading across Africa” Mundende said

And Mr. Mundende praised the Zambian media for playing a key role in informing the nation at the height of its challenges when the country experienced power cuts due to climate change from 2015 to 2016.

“As Zesco we are happy with Zambian journalists for role they are playing in informing the nation regarding the many challenges the country experienced” Mundende said

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    • We know that from 05-00 of every decade is a surplus years reaching peak in the 8th year of every peak and 01-04 being drought years reaching driest in 3 year of every decade. Even my grandmother knows that this year we will have more rains from 2010 to 2020 than any other year. So my question is what will happen in 2023 sir

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    • Kudos to ZESCO management and the entire workforce, i have respect for you guys for the efforts you make, unlike the water companies under the watch of NWASCO I have no kind words for them and if they are pissed they can kiss Dr. Mushota’ behind.

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  1. THIS IS WHAT YOU PROMISED LAST YEAR!

    When is the Kafue Gorge Lower going to be completed? This same project that was CANCELLED in 2011 when PF came to power and then exactly the same project renewed by ECL in 2015 at a new cost price of nearly a BILLION US Dollars more!

    So PF incompetence has DIRECTLY cost us Zambians FOUR YEARS of loadshedding and another EXTRA BILLION DOLLARS, not to mention the business losses and NON_CREATION OF JOBS!

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  2. Load shedding is not the only reason for blackouts. Faults on substations, cable theft etc may cause blackouts

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  3. I used to think these guys thought we were stupid but I now believe we are actually stupid. Really? We are this dumb?

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  4. Congratulations ZESCO! You have worked very hard! With the challenges you faced and turning things around is a feat that needs to be recognised! Please keep on working hard! Great job!

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  5. Look at that! ZESCO to become and Utility firm by 2020, hey get a load of that. No Load Shedding this year projected.

    We’ve come a long way baby! Let the miserable Opposition Weep.

    PF has delivered!

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    • There was LOAD SHEDDING here in Makeni just last week!

      Does this Mundende really know what is actually happening or is he just talking empty talk when the reality on the ground is different?

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  6. Congrats Mr Mundende!!!we are indeed enjoying power 24/7-this is splendid!!
    HH cheated Zambians that load shedding in 2015 and 2016 was due to cheap machines bought by PF Govnt from China and not due to low water levels in Kariba dam.SO BO HH WHO LIED BETWEEN YOU AND THE PF GOVNT?we now have power 24/7 in 2017 because of the good rains Zambia received during last rain season,amazingly HH is quiet-WHY?
    “INSONI EBUNTU BA HH”.Apologise for your lies about load shedding!!!
    BRAVO ZESCO AND PF GOVNT.MANY GOOD THINGS ARE COMING FOR MOTHER ZAMBIA TO SHAME THE DEVIL IN OPPOSITION WHO WISH ZAMBIA HELL OUT OF JEALOUS FOR ECL!!come 202, the opposition parties may have nothing to condemn PF about!!!GOD BLESS ZAMBIA!!

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  7. VICTOR MUNDENDE BE APPOINTED AS MINISTER OF ENERGY ITS A PRESIDENTIAL ORDER THUMBS THOUGH U ARE TOO CLEVER I STILL BELIEVE POLITICS IS GOOD FOR YOU

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  8. So what will happen if we experience less rainfall in the next two rain seasons? Will Zambians experience power cuts again? What has ZESCO actually done to boost power generation even in times of less rains? I think that is what we want to hear.

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  9. The elders have given a projection of what the energy outlook would be but those predictions or outlook does not mean that is what will happen He has perhaps modelled those projections what we may not fully analyse it’s his assumptions and modelling He has perhaps modelled and looked at economic prosepects,the integrated nature of energies, prices and of course demand and supply
    The projection give is good but it’s only wise to understand that energy market projects are subject to uncertainty and cannot be foreseen with true accuracy One would need to see the reference case projections and assumptions then address the uncertainty in those models…

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  10. projections by developing side cases with different assumptions that includes the economic outlook, the derived demand and supply inherent and reappraise constantly the company’s SWOT as rebalance its portfolio of generations for long-term

    He has given the short-term to medium outlook I am sure there has been some stress texting just in case it does not rain

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