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Proplastics Zimbabwe Says It Lost 19 Days Of Production Due To The Power Crisis

Proplastics Zimbabwe Says It Lost 19 Days Of Production Due To The Power Crisis

ProPlastics, one of Zimbabwe’s largest pipe manufacturers, has reported that it lost 19 days of production due to power cuts in the first half of the year 2022.

The company has recently opened a new 500mm PVC pipe factory line to meet growing demand from construction.

In the past three years, Zimbabwe experienced a huge power crisis, the biggest since 2016. 

Authorities attribute the crisis to ageing equipment at the country’s power generators such as Hwange Thermal Power Station and Kariba Hydro Power Station.

At the peak of the crisis, some regions in the country would go for up to 18 hours without power.

Last week, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary of power utility ZESA Holdings, rolled out an increased load shedding countrywide citing “depressed generation on the grid coupled with increased electricity demand as a result of increased economic activities.”

Zimbabwe’s power-generating capacity is 1 400 megawatts, but the projected national peak demand is 2 400 megawatts.

The southern African country imports some electricity from South Africa and Mozambique, nevertheless, imports are not enough to cover the deficit.

Some companies have been resorting to expensive diesel generators to continue operating. Some have installed power systems and are even selling the surplus to the state.

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7 Comments

pro 1 week ago

are these news Worthy


Ark 1 week ago

Well it might not be news per se. Depends if you see the glass half full or half empty.
In the grand scheme of things, a point comes out. The point being, the load shedding has caused reduced economic activity. It has affected them. It has affected the businesses or the individuals that rely on them being fully functional.

james bond 1 week ago

*SPARE A MOMENT*

How many of us can continue praying, fasting tithing, seeding or partnering with God when their situation is bad and not changing for the better?
_hie every1


Godless 1 week ago

That's because God does not exist.

Citizen 1 week ago

Like zanupf, zesa is a curse apon the people.


Cry Babies 1 week ago

A big company should find ways to avoid such, there was a worse situation than this during mugabe era


1 week ago

@godless musazvisimbise nhema Mwari variko



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