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ZESCO to set 330KV transmission in Western

Economy ZESCO to set 330KV transmission in Western

Zambia Electricity Supply Company (Zesco) says the company is scheduled to set up a biggest 330KV transmission line in Western province.

Speaking during a stakeholder’s engagement meeting in Senanga district, Zesco Senior Manager Dr Elestina Mwewa said the coming of the project to the province is a game changer as it will boost the power supply.

“The project is called Sesheke-Mongu-Shangombo 330 transmission line will also give an opportunity to those in rural areas to be part of the national grid.

Dr Mwewa said the project will generate power from the Ngonye Hydro power station then connect to the national grid.

“This project will facilitate the connection of the Ngonye hydro power station to the national grid,” She stated.

Dr Mwewa further noted that the country is no longer experiencing load shedding and the recent power blackout in the province was due to a technical fault.

“The power blackout that was experienced on Tuesday night to Wednesday morning this week affecting Senanga, Sioma, Mongu and other districts was due to a fault along the Sioma and Senanga route and our officers quickly attended to it. Until further notice we do not have load shedding,” he noted.

Meanwhile, Acting Senanga District Commissioner Dr Likambi Kambinda called for efficiency in the implementation of the project in the district.

“The coming of the project is an important undertaking and it is good that Zesco has started stakeholder’s engagement which is vital for the smooth implementation of the project,” Dr Kambinda said.

And Zesco Western Province Regional Manager, Silvester Chumanya said the current power demand is not sufficient hence this project will lessen the burden of power connections.

“We want to have power for everyone even those in rural areas will be connected,” Mr Chumanya said.

Meanwhile, Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) Induna Kalonga of the Limulunga Kuta called on the people in the district to support the project.

Induna Kalonga said the BRE working with government wants to ensure that people’s livelihoods are improved through various investments.

ZANIS reports that a team from Zesco is touring districts in Western province as part of the stakeholder’s engagement towards the implementation of the 330 KV transmission project.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Meanwhile utupuba tu upnd tuletalika. What has hh done for lozis yet he claims this area to be his stronghold. A lot of tongs and lozi are starting to realise that there is more to life than tribalism.

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  2. This is just an announcement of a plan. No funding has been set aside. And with PFake taking all Zesco’s incomings for their own greedy purposes, the 330kV in Western will never happen

  3. Zesco that is full of cadres and the shaolin temple cannot do anything right in as far as running and providing power to the people of Zambia. It’s corruption fulufulu. What happened to importing power from South Africa? Money was disbursed yet nobody received power. Even this news is just smoke and nothing.

  4. Talk about putting your eggs in one basket….one of the hottest province in the country and you are talking of setting up another hydroelectric plant when solar power can easily meet that 330kv efficiently and cheaply. I mean if there is a drought generation is drastically reduced through the whole national grid.

  5. Yes build a 330 KV line and it will just sit there as no power as power shedding will come again, Kariba is starting to drop again at 49% and the Zambezi is also dropping just check the Zambezi River agency website. Build solar farms , that’s the future.

  6. Take note, he says “until further notice …..”. What does that mean? It means PF at work. After August elections the notice is coming

  7. TARINO DID THE TROLL CHANGE HIS NAME FROM PETER SIBANDA FROM ZIMBAMWE ???
    JUST LEARNT WHILE WALKING AROUND THE GOLF COURSE IN KENYA WATCHING KENYA OPEN
    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SETTING !!!!!!
    THEY SEEM TO KNOW MORE WHATS GOING ON HERE THAN SOME HERE

  8. Kaizer, you live in the West so you should know the value of a strong opposition. Our country can not go back the the UNIP days. If it was in my power, i would have the UK type of government where both Lungu and HH are in parliament everyday facing each other.

  9. These are basically “grid islands” that should benefit from the transmission expansion system It will be economically important to connect those places and evacuate power not only from that mini hydro Ngonye at least cost but also from mega power stations This will create opportunities for the areas and potential to export to neighboring Angola The new transmission line could also replace the least effective and expensive sources of fuel be it charcoal or diesel with the cleaner more reliable and efficient form of power Integrating the power network in this part of shangombo with the rest of the country will also help in sustainable power supply and quality of lives…

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