Monday, June 17, 2024

Government announces the reduction of Load shedding to 8 hours


Government has revised the staggered 12 hours load-shedding downwards to eight(8) hours following completion of maintenance works at Maamba Collieries Limited.

Acting Minister of Energy, Douglas Syakalima says with the restoration of 150 megawatts generator at Maamba Collieries Limited, the current available generation as of January 19, 2023 is 1,910 megawatts against the power demand of 2,380 megawatts.

Mr Syakalima who is also Minister of Education said this has resulted in a reduced power deficit from 620 megawatts to 470 megawatts hence the load-shedding duration being reviewed and revised downwards from 12 hours to eight hours.

ZANIS reports that the Mr Syakalima said this during a press briefing in Lusaka today.

He stated that customers will now be load shed for four(4) hours, then have power for eight(8) hours after which they will be load-shed for another four(4) hours.

“Customers will first be load-shed for 4 hours twice in a day with each interval lasting 4 hours, against the initial interval of 6 hours. With this adjustment, customers will have power for a total 16 hours in a day as opposed to the previous 12 hours of power supply,” he said.

Mr Syakalima added that the maintenance works at the power plant have been completed three days ahead of schedule following President Hakainde Hichilema’s intervention when he visited the power plant on January 8,2023.

“Maintenance works at Maamba Collieries Limited were scheduled to take place from 6th January to 20 January,2023 however the works were completed on 17th January,2023, three days ahead of schedule and the power plant is now operating at full capacity.

“I wish to thank management at Maamba Collieries for the positive and prompt response to the President’s call,” he said.


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    Upnd you are making it hard for us to sleep with our wlves. How can you make love in the dark. We appreciate that your upnd wlves are ugly so darkness benefits you. Should we be thankful for reduced load shedding? Fuseke barfikarla

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  2. It’s still loadshedding…. you can die from disease or in an accident it’s still death.
    Maamba may breakdown again.
    My phone is about to go off, battery power in my area since 04hrs.

  3. how this is good news is shocking. We shudnt even be having loadshedding in the 1st place. Sadly the Useful I D I O T S will defend and rejoice. UPND ni nkokofye..Useless tribal Party.

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