Zesa elevates load-shedding to stage 2: Longer hours without power
THE Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary of State-owed power utility ZESA, has announced that it is implementing Stage 2 load shedding schedule, which will see households going for longer periods without power.
The announcement was made through a ZBCtv news bulletin, in which the power utility said: “Kindly note that generation at Hwange is depressed due to a technical fault. Load shedding is now on Stage 2.
“Load shedding may be above [for longer periods than] the publicized schedules. We apologize for any inconveniences caused.”
Stage 2 load shedding entails that areas will experience longer periods of power cuts than the original timetable that was published over a month ago.
Currently, Zimbabweans are experiencing 8 hours of load shedding. Authorities have claimed that the debilitating power cuts resulted from low power generation at Kariba hydropower plant due to low water levels caused by an El Nino-induced drought.
Also contributing to load-shedding is the fact that Treasury has reduced the amount allocated to power imports.