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Hwange Power Station technical faults cause increased load shedding

by Staff reporter
25 Oct 2023 at 15:56hrs | Views
ZESA has said technical faults at the Hwange Power Station have led to a decrease in power generation, resulting in increased load shedding.

In a statement,  Zesa Holdings said that the  Hwange Unit 7 will undergo necessary Class C Maintenance, requiring it to be offline for 30 days.

"Zesa Holdings would like to inform its valued customers that it is experiencing depressed generation owing to technical faults, which have recently happened at Hwange Power Station. This occurrence has resulted in increased load shedding.

"Furthermore, we wish to notify Stakeholders that the Hwange Unit 7, which was synchronized in March 2023, is scheduled to undergo Class C Maintenance, a statutory procedure that requires the Unit to be taken off the grid after running for a defined period. This work is expected to be completed within 30 days," said Zesa Holdings.

Zesa Holdings has urged residents to use electricity efficiently.

"Please be assured that we are working around the clock to implement measures aimed at reducing the severity of load shedding. Valued Customers are encouraged to use electricity sparingly," read the statement dated 23 October 2023.

Source - The Chronicle
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