ZESCO Muzuma substation being upgraded to KV 330 (from KV 220) in order to be connected to the national grid as soon as the Maamba coal plant station is commissioned
ZESCO Muzuma substation being upgraded to KV 330 (from KV 220) in order to be connected to the national grid as soon as the Maamba coal plant station is commissioned

Zambia Electrical Supply Company ( Zesco ) Spokesperson Henry Kapata says the incidences of black outs being experienced in some parts of Lusaka City is due increased demand for power.

ZANIS reports Mr. Kapata saying in An interview today that his Utility firm is recognizant that during peak hours especially demand is so high that parts of the City is having episodes of blackouts.

“ The high demand for power during peak hours especially is what is causing black outs in some parts of the Lusaka City, “ he said.

He however disclosed that Zesco Limited has put in place projects that will help increase capacity supply so as to help meet the high demand of power supply.

Mr. Kapata also noted that the distribution projects are under away also to meet the demand to the national grid.

Most parts of the Capital City have recently been experiencing episodes, a development that has unsettled both domestic and industrial consumer.

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    • Indeed he is not telling the truth.He reminds of KK era,where we used to be told that there was sugar shortages due to Nakambala sugar fields being flooded,in October just imagine!!

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    • Indeed he is not telling the truth.He reminds of KK era,where we used to be told that there was sugar shortages due to Nakambala sugar fields being flooded,in October just imagine!!Its too much,especially in Kanyama and Garden Site 3

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    • “Henry Kapata says the incidences of black outs being experienced in some parts of Lusaka City is due increased demand for power.”

      Really? What a surprise! Whoever thought that an increase in the number of people and the development of business and industry would require additional electrical power?

      I suppose the colonialist just built Kariba Dam because they liked building dams, not because they were thinking of future power requirements!

      Somebody was sleeping on the job.

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  1. Loadshedding in short. just call it as it is. despite there being no excuse admit incompetence then we can all move on with our lives. Dont BS us with jargons ba Kapata

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  2. Is it not the same Kapata who cheated us then that Zesco was not exporting power,just to have one rare minister who laid him bare later that in fact Zesco was exporting power.

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  3. This Zesco thing is the worst in the country, if you live in Ng’ombe, roma, kabangwe and parts of Kalundu, You are as good as not being connected to the national grid, power outages are the order of the day. It is very annoying

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  4. zesco needs a lot of investment in generation and transmission , so many years have past with out major upgrades. demand has increased it needs support from government and its employees . human resource should introduce KPI for workers

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  5. Ba kapata. The truth will set you free. Lying does not pay. It’s loadshedding, load management power what ever you call it. No professionalism at all. Just lies

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