ZESA Warns Of Potential Power Outages Following A Breakdown At Hwange.

Following a malfunction at the Hwange power facility, ZESA has warned of additional power outages that might extend until Friday.

According to a statement by ZESA’s power transmission arm, the Zimbabwe Electricity and Distribution Company (ZETDC), said the reduced power generation will leave consumers without electricity for many hours each day.

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ZETDC wishes to inform its loyal customers throughout the nation that there will be greater load curtailment from June 28 to July 1, 2022,” the firm stated.

“This is because of a technical problem at Hwange Power Station.” Our engineers are working around the clock to guarantee that full service is restored.

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The periodic power outages are being attributed on the ageing equipment at the coal-fired Hwange power facility. Hwange Power Station has a design capacity of 920 MW but only produces about 360 MW.

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According to the Zimbabwe Power Company’s website, Zimbabwe generated around 1,350 MW on Tuesday, with 16 MW coming from Munyati, 351 from Hwange, and 983 from the Kariba Hydro Power Station.

To sustain uninterrupted electricity supplies, Zimbabwe requires between 1,500 and 1,700 MW.

The government hired China’s Sinohydro to build two 300 MW units in Hwange, which are anticipated to be operational by Christmas, with work believed to be more than 80% complete.

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