Zesco told us that a 800 MW deficit caused 18 hours of load shedding.
Then they told us that they were importing 300 MW of electricity, which would only reduce load shedding by 2 hours, which still doesn’t make sense to us, so let’s do some basis math ;
800 MW DEFICIT = 18 HOURS OF LOADSHEDDING
300 MW/ 800 MW = 38%
18 HOURS X 38% = 7 HOURS.
18 HOURS – 7 HOURS = 11 HOURS
This means that if truly Zesco is currently importing 300 MW, then load shedding should reduce by 7 hours.
We therefore expect load shedding hours to be averaging only 11 hours a day.
So why are we still experiencing 15-18 hours of load shedding?
Where is the imported electricity going?
We are only left to conclude that they are lying to the Zambian people about importing 300 MW, the real figure is closer to 100 MW.
This is because ESKOM took a huge chunk of the money they paid as debt repayment (principal + penalties + interest) -NDC