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Increased Load Shedding To Go Beyond August

Increased Load Shedding To Go Beyond August

The ongoing increased load shedding is set to continue until mid-August due to a technical fault at the country’s only reliable power plant, Kariba Power Station.

Energy and Power Development Minister Zhemu Soda told a post-cabinet media briefing on Tuesday that one of the eight generators at the power plant lost a thrust bearing that will be corrected after 12 August. Said Soda:

We lost one unit at Kariba power station which produces 125MW, that is unit 6 and the fault that was detected requires that the thrust bearing be taken to South Africa and the bearing will be brought back on August 12.

That is when we will be expecting that unit to be brought back to service. We also had challenges from the Hwange power station. We have since recovered two units at Hwange.

Last week the station was running on two units but it is now back to four units and as of Monday there was a generation of up to 407MW that was coming from Hwange station.

We also had problems with Harare station three. It was also out of service but it has been brought back to service this afternoon.

Last week, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) issued a notice warning of prolonged power cuts.

Since then, Zimbabweans have been going for several hours without electricity.

More: The Herald

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18 Comments

SC 4 weeks ago

Not long time ago you told us Hwange is now 100% complete and working


chamisa 4 weeks ago

kubva 2009 kuchingonzy maunits ekukariba and hwange ada rimwe harichashandi tosvika riinhi tichidai tipei getsi redu kwete kutinyepera memuchingoty here maturbine ave old ko tengai matsva kaaah!!!! ndiyani akakuudzai or makazvidzidzepi kuty kuty kana turbine rachembera unoramba uchiri forcer kuty rishande itai mushe imy mape.nzy


Ginious 4 weeks ago

Chimbopindai Mkoma

K 4 weeks ago

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Mukadota 4 weeks ago

It never gets any better under ZANU PF. If they were doing something since 1980 we wouldn't be having such problems. Apa kwave neimwe factory 🏭 yema 🇨🇳 Zhingpixinhzhous ku Mvuma uko magetsi ese ndokwaachaperera. Kkkkk. Zveshuwa kudenga hakuna hurumende yakadai because iyi ndeya SATAN.


Mukadota 4 weeks ago

They never run out of excuses. Zanu buys time year in year out

Da Truth 4 weeks ago

Ian Smith left these turbines yrs ago ko Moda kutamba makapfeka hembe dzenhaka endai kwa Edgar's munotenga dzenyu itsva ma million Aya endege anitenga zvitsva ndopane problem ma sunctions hsasiri iwo anotenga zvitsva . Machines achembera semi vatungamiri anoda replacement chate Clary .

bvananguy 4 weeks ago

we also lost power everywhere blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah on and on and on and on phew!
shameless failures.


Mukadota 4 weeks ago

Dzimwe nyika dziri ku developer, Zimbabwe iri kudzokera kumas****. ZANU supporters busy rallying behind mediocrity. Izvezvi ma solar projects are ZANU run. Makauraya NRZ kuti muite magonyeti. Zesa hakuchina kuitira your solar projects(Gwanda chivhayo saga inclusive), Air Zimbabwe yakange yavharirwa panze ne Zimbabwe airlines. Kuuraya Zupco kuitira ku runner mabhazi. Paya makamboda kuvhara ecocash mafunga rimwe zano.... Munodei. Mapurazi makatora kuti mutengese ma pipe nezvimwe zvakasiiwa nevarungu. Mohadi ku zhombe akatorera vanhu dhamhu re fish chairo nekuti dzaive dzangowanda. Nyika yese Ave makomba because makabvumira makorokoza kuti a here pese pese. Goridhe racho you loot and buy properties in Dubai. You sold the country to ma Chinese nema Belarusians for nothing. Right now ma Chinese are exporting IVHU redu to Libya etc. Vana Libya aive ma desert 🏜 akutorima ma 🍅 tomatoes because Zimbabwe irikutungamirirwa nematofo


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Poverty 4 weeks ago

Mbavha zvakasiwa naSmith izvozvo and you calm kuti am going noway.Corrupt President


Glen view resident 4 weeks ago

There is an element of unfair electricity distribution in Glen view, Zesa is only allocating or distributing electricity to the areas where there are shops and excempting those areas which doesn't have many shops. Dzimba dzose dzinofambirana nemakomva shopping center areas such as area 8 ma robots ,area yekunana Royal college naana 7 primary magetsi haawanikwi as Zesa only opt to give the other part one ma shops akawanda magetsi. Now my question is , vamwe varikuawana despite load shedding yet tirimuma same areas is it that vanobhadhara ma USD here isu tirivama bond or alternatively ma valued clients isu vari affected hatisi. I feel there is an element of corruption there, because ukaita complain kuzesa the distribution manager vacho he is adamant, Glen view yanetsa pamagetsi despite load shedding ,unotoona the side rinogara riine magetsi ndiroro chete, yet muri same area.


Gunda 4 weeks ago

Maendero anoita mamwe maareas kuita kunge vasina maprepaid ah zesa vatinyanyira

c 4 weeks ago

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legislator 4 weeks ago

chadhakwa chinhu ichi vakomana😄


BornToSuffer 4 weeks ago

42 years of mismanagement.
We are cursed with this zanupf party.
We need change, Vote for change.
Vote CCC2023.


Black Jack 4 weeks ago

Please ZANU PF bvumai kuti you have failed. Kuma misha kwatove nani when it comes to electricity. You have failed. Then you hear someone telling the Nation that he is going nowhere. Nxaaa. We have had it up to our throats with darkness. Please you ZANU PF OLD MADHALAS must admit you crushing Zimbabwe to the ground. It's excuses after excuses. Making us living in darkness. Yet ZANU PF Elite have electricity in their homes. Please ADMIT it you have failed the people. Especially us who voted for you. I'm a ZANU PF supporter but this time I'm changing my vote to try someone. Because ZANU you have failed. We are spending most days in darkness. Yet you keep on wanting to rule? What? Poverty Stricken Majority. ???? You tricked us to remove Mugabe for THIS????? - SHAME ON YOU ZANU DARKNESS PF. GO GO GO. We need a new PARTY to rule this country. You are tired eating our taxes. SHAME ON ZANU. Kutigarisa mu DARKNESS. And it's excuses after excuses. Imi magetsi mui nawo. Shame on you ZANU PF Supporters. Are you not tired of suffering in Poverty. When MASHEFU enyu achiita matumbu neku garish. Makadyiswa chete imi. SHAME. Nxaaaaaaa


bling 4 weeks ago

first there was lobenguka now its eiiidii.kutengesa nyika nekuda paliament



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