Thursday, June 13, 2024

Zambezi River Authority has increased water allocation for power generation operations at Kariba

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The Zambezi River Authority has increased water allocation for power generation operations at Kariba by 4 billion Cubic Meters.

This follows a review of the hydrological outlook at Kariba undertaken at the end of the second quarter of 2020.

Zambezi River Authority Chief Executive Munyaradzi Munodawafa says the additional water allocation will be shared equally between ZESCO Limited and Zimbabwe Power Company for their respective power generation operations at Kariba.

Mr Munodawafa says this is an upward revision of the combined water allocation for the year 2020 from 23 Billion Cubic Meters to 27 Billion Cubic Meters.

He said in a statement that the Authority will continue to monitor the hydrological outlook for the Kariba Catchment and water levels at Kariba Dam and keep the public informed accordingly.

12 COMMENTS

  1. What rubbish if you go to the zambezi river authority website you will see its at 40% and dropping since last week about 2cm day therefore by December it will below the intake pipes for the turbines, Kariba lost in kW is more than the other dams coming on stream in the next few months, however the waters don’t get to Kariba til Feb or March so expect 20 hours a day of power shedding to continue.

  2. Ba PF stop employing incompetent cadres at ZESCO!!!! even with this good news from the river authority i know we shall still be experiencing loadshedding.
    Solution is KICK OUT pf next year!!!!

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  3. This has never been news…the Zimbabweans have drastically reduced loads heading but with Lazy Lungu & co its lies even when the world locked down crude oil was very cheap they refused to reduce they are still analysing…whilst stealing the profits.

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  4. Fake news..the water levels do not profit zambians..I hate zambians news bcoz it’s filtered news,censored news. Fake and blinding..just rule..what about gold? Where’s our gold? News about gold is the politician’s privilege..

  5. But also we Africans are sick. Power generation is not destructive to water which means that we could install seconday turbines after primary turbies to get more power. Another option would be to pump the water back into the reserviour after power generation fron primary turbines. Is this difficult to do?

  6. GK: Another option would be to pump the water back into the reserviour after power generation fron primary turbines. Is this difficult to do?

    No, its not difficult, but its not practical. Where do you propose to find the extra energy to operate the pumps when there is already a shortage of energy (loadshedding)??

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  7. GK do you know how much energy you would need to do that? Pumping that much water up the gorge ..its counter productive

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  8. Dullness in the comments awe mwe. Zambezi river authority is an independent body co governed by zambia and zimbabwe. They are the ones that control how much water the generators use. Manje ma comments. A dallu indeed

  9. Calling your fellow citizens dull when they contribute to a discussion is actually what should be called dullness and counter productive. Some people look at things from a layman’s point of view and its the layman’s language that challenges the technocrats to think big and come up with solutions. Dont underlet ideas. the challenge has been placed on the engineers; PUMP BACK THE WATER INTO THE RESERVOIR but then consider less power usage on that! No dullness here.

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