Increased Load Shedding Hours Explained by ZESA

According to the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), a division of the energy company ZESA Holdings, there will be more widespread load shedding from September 12 to 16.

ZETDC stated in a public notification that the increasing power outages are a result of decreased generation and elevated demand.


According to ZETDC, its engineers are working nonstop to guarantee a complete service restoration. It reads:

Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company would like to advise its valued customers countrywide that there will be increased load curtailment from the 12th to the 16th of September 2022.

This is due to depressed generation on the grid coupled with increased electricity demand as a result of increased economic activities.

Our Engineers are working round the clock to ensure full restoration of service.

Customers are advised to use electricity sparingly and to always switch off electrical appliances when not in use.



Since Monday, electricity consumers in most parts of the country have to endure long hours, at times up to 16 hours, without electricity.


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