ZESA has announced the resumption of rehabilitation works on the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project, a development it says will see increased power cuts and reduced power availability to homes and businesses.
The State-owned power utility had temporarily shelves the rehabilitation works on 16 December 2021, resulting in the improvement of power availability during the festive season.
In a statement issued 11 January, ZESA urged customers to use available power sparingly so as to minimise the effects of the reduced power on the grid.
“ZESA Holdings would like to advise its valued stakeholders countrywide on the resumption of rehabilitation works for the Kariba Dam rehabilitation project.
“Following the Zambezi River Authority’s request to reduce generation levels at the Kariba North and Kariba South power stations, some units at the Kariba South power station will be taken out of service daily to allow for completion of critical works on the dam wall, resulting in the reduced generation levels and load curtailment,” said ZESA.
ZESA says it expects to complete the rehabilitation works by 25 January 2022.