ZESCO TO INCREASE LOAD MANAGEMENT HOURS DUE TO EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its esteemed customers and the general public that there will be increased load shedding countrywide from 19th October 2019 for a period of 12 days due to limitation of power generation.

This follows the taking out of service of one generating unit at Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) Power Station which developed a fault on 15 October 2019.

During the period of the shutdown, generation at Maamba Collieries limited will be scaled down to 50% of the dispatchable capacity.

To mitigate the shortfall during the shutdown period, additional load management of up to three (03) hours will be implemented in order to prevent over generation beyond the recommended levels at Kafue Gorge and Kariba North Bank Power Stations.

ZESCO deeply regrets the inconvenience this will cause to our esteemed customers.

Issued by: Public Relations Department
18 October 2019

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