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Zimbabwe experiences power shortages.


Online Desk |  1 month ago | top


The country is witnessing increased electricity cuts following technical faults at Hwange Thermal Power Station, the 14th largest such plant in Africa. 

According to the Zimbabwe Power Company, the plant, capable of generating about 950 megawatts is operating below 200 with Harare Power Station that has a capacity of 21 megawatts producing nothing. Information from the company indicates that Kariba Hydro Power Station is generating the bulk of electricity being distributed today. 

In a statement, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution company said engineers are currently working on restoring normalcy at Hwange. 

Zimbabwe needs about 2200 megawatts against current generation levels of about 1200. 

This comes as the region is witnessing a demand for power due to an increase in industrial activity. Countries such as South Africa have moved to level six load shedding which has resulted in many areas going without power for long periods.