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Zambia To Commence Electricity Load Shedding On 15 December

Zambia To Commence Electricity Load Shedding On 15 December

Zambia will start load shedding from 15 December in response to a huge drop in water levels in Lake Kariba, which supply water for power generation.

Peter Kapala, Zambia’s energy minister, on Friday, told Parliament that water in the lake has dropped to 4.1 percent of usable storage for the Kariba North Bank Power Station in Zambia and the Kariba South Bank on the Zimbabwean side of the lake. He said:

The low water level situation in Lake Kariba threatens the power generation from both the Kariba North Bank Hydropower station and Kariba South Bank Hydropower station.

… We anticipate that this will translate into a load management regime starting on the 15th of December, 2022 of up to six hours daily.

Zimbabwe and Zambia jointly own the Kariba Dam and it is the main source of electricity generation for both countries.

To avoid a complete shutdown of the two power stations, the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has told Zimbabwe to cut generation to a maximum of 300 megawatts and Zambia to a maximum of 800 megawatts, said Kapala.

The Kariba North Bank Power Station in Zambia has an installed capacity of 1080 megawatts while the Kariba South Bank Power station in Zimbabwe has a capacity of 1050 megawatts.

Zimbabwe is already experiencing power cuts lasting for more than 15 hours per day in most parts of the country. | Al Jazeera

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22 Comments

Tintin 1 month ago

nhasi maZanu awona zvekutaura.regai timbonzwiririra 🤣🤣🤣


Jimbo 1 month ago

Mazanu foni dzavo hadzina bhatiri. Hakuna dhabuka. Apa havana solar kana powerbank. Chavanacho maT shirt nekepi dza2018.

Mai lee 1 month ago

hehedeee ko zvamaimboti Kariba yenyu kuZambia yakazara


anonymous 1 month ago

who qualified for the next round at the world cup yesterday?


Qatari 1 month ago

Japan spain

Johb 1 month ago

Karueche

Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

Zvadhakwa. Tanga tichitotarisirawo kuZambia. Marmalade chaiyo kumaZimba. Hameno DRC neCabbora Bassa. Apo Zanu inonzi haibhadhare zvikwembi on time. Maybe ndiko kuti maZimba asvinure takananga kumaElections 2023.


Doug 1 month ago

People who know what they are doing and do not take people or customers for granted give them enough information for them to plan. December 15 is half a month away and if there is enough rain in the DRC and the Zambezi's catchment area they may not have load shedding at all.


1 month ago

Kurongeka. Kwete zvedu izvi zvekuti unotenda raibva sadza racho.

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pk 1 month ago

zvepolitics zvinongoda vanhu vakuru. mufanha wepa zambia akangomanya kuvukura mus**** mekunwa mvura mukariba dam. hakasaitiziva kuti yatova shoma. pasi nemhanduuuuuu.


Cde hondo 1 month ago

Load shedding of up to 6 hrs. Zimbabwe of up to 17 hrs


The Hawk 1 month ago

but Hichilema was saying Zambia has surplus electricity, why talk of shedding now


Vesto 1 month ago

Vakuru muchiteererawo kana vamwe vachitaura padare. Mukasadaro munoenda kunovhiya mbudzi, moti ndazivikanwa iko kuri kudzingwa padare

zra 1 month ago

magetsi avo vanawo anovakwanira,statement reload shedding kusada kukupai magetsi avo chete.muchaonaka kuti 15 Dec chatokwana akadarika vasina load shedding yacho ini I live in Livingstone ndichishanda kuCamadore Air ,Zambia haina shedding plus statistically it had 1000mw surplus so I nyaya yekut they dnt want to export coz their industry is booming especially export

1 month ago

Vange vachitova nesurplus because Zimbabwe neRSA dzanga dzichitotenga ikoko

mwenewazvo 1 month ago

magetsi avo vanawo anovakwanira,statement reload shedding kusada kukupai magetsi avo chete.muchaonaka kuti 15 Dec chatokwana akadarika vasina load shedding yacho


1 month ago

Asi unogara ku Zambia kani

Napoleón 1 month ago

They cant commit themselves to a contract of exporting their electricity yes they have enough electricity Its called strategic planning and foresight They are thinking ahead of themselves


Nahoreka 1 month ago

While they think and plan in foresight, one scarfmore tongombeya plans and think backwards , zim is cursed zvemashuwa..


1 month ago

Mmmm the truth is elusive.


African 1 month ago

The **** Zambian MP said it was rain season and Kariba dam is full as if it is the season that flows into the dam. Where is he now? The main catchment area for Zambezi is Southern DRC and Northern Angola and people there are suffering from perennial droughts. Word of advice, if you're seeing rocks at the face of Victoria Falls remember all is not well at Kariba.


Anonymous 1 month ago

Zambia ndiri baba vako.ndipewo magetsi.18hours of load shedding ma 1.



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