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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

It’s not load shedding, but power interruptions due to bad weather-ZESCO

Economy It's not load shedding, but power interruptions due to bad weather-ZESCO

ZESCO Limited has said that there is currently no load shedding being carried out in the country.

Company senior Corporate Affairs Manager Dr. John Kunda said in an interview that what is being experienced in certain areas is power interruptions due to weather conditions.

Dr. Kunda explained that ZESCO power infrastructure has been affected due to heavy rainfall in some places thereby resulting in power interruptions.

He has also disclosed that ZESCO has completed works on generator number three at Kafue Gorge upper and generator number four at Kariba North bank power stations which developed faults and affected power supply in the country.

Dr. Kunda has since appealed to small and medium enterprises who might be affected by power interruptions occasioned by unfavorable weather conditions to be patient with the power utility.

13 COMMENTS

  1. This is not truth coming from Dr. John Kunda. I know your job is to defend ZESCO but telling the nation that what is happening is not power interruption but its due adverse weather conditions. What a big lie. The generation, transmission and distribution equipment are made to with stand different weather conditions. In the past we were made to understand that there were low water levels in Lake Kariba due to the effects of climatic changes now its a different story. Its like the engineers at ZESCO are not doing their jobs or are not telling the truth about the state of the equipment installed to generate power and just taking advantage of our lack of the technicalities which go one in the generation and transmission of power. The Minister of Energy should be on top of things when dealing…

  2. How many times have we told HH7 to sack the whole management team at Zesco…you can expect the same individuals who were kissing up to PF and eating from it to start fixing things. Get professionals in there!!

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  3. Come on now in this Era of information technology why tell lies….it is load shedding because you not getting enough supply of electricity from South Africa they’re limiting you because they’re having the same problem too…so why are you saying it’s the weather…just check the news in South Africa about Load shedding and then you won’t lie to the Zambian people

  4. WEATHER WEATHER WEATHER WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH !!!
    CADRES IS MORE TO THE POINT AS WELL AS UNSKILLED WORKERS BEING EMPLOYED IN THE PAST
    SHORTAGES OF VEHICLES AS WELL

  5. @Tarino Orange
    Just check the news in South Africa about load shedding and they’ve mentioned Zimbabwe and Zambia…..so it’s not about the weather or management….we not getting enough from RSA….it’s about time we started relying on our own resources and this is what HH promised but it’s easier said than done

  6. Please set unplanned load shedding as a key performance indicator for the MD of ZESCO and fire them if they don’t perform otherwise the people of Zambia will fire the CEO of Zambia PLC at the next election. We are tired of excuses.

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  7. “Please be patient with the utility”. I am patient with Zesco for more than TWENTY YEARS…… That’s not enough????

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  8. The president is in the DRC to discuss how we can benefit from our copper and manufacturing of batteries. We should seriously consider manufacturing batteries for homes so the solar energy can be harnessed during the day and used at night taking pressure off the grid. Think without the box, do away with it. We could build a dam up a mountain, use solar energy to pump water to higher ground during the day and release it during the night to generate power. God has blessed us with everything manje poor finishing chabe.

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