Zesa Improves Power Supply

Load shedding has down-graded from Stage 2 to Stage 1 since Zesa Holdings started receiving 400MW from Eskom last week.

Electricity will be cut during the morning and evening peak hours. The peak hours are from 5 am to 10 am and 5 pm to 10 pm.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information Nick Mangwana confirmed the developments in a tweet today.

“Zesa has downgraded load-shedding from Stage2 to Stage1 after it started receiving 400MW from Eskom of South Africa. Zesa will now cut off power during the hours of 5 am to 10 am and 5 pm to 10 pm which are largely predictable and easy to plan for,” the tweet read.

According to the authority, power generation at Kariba dropped from 1 050 MW to the current 277MW due to low water levels.

Users have been however urged to clear up their arrears to ensure the continuation of power supply.

The move will come as a relief from many Zimbabweans who were experiencing 18 hours of power cuts. Even though the hours are not exactly ideal, the move remains a step in the right direction as production across industry depends on electricity.

In the absence of electricity, business relies on fuel generators which add to the cost of operations to a point viability was under threat.

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