Zesa announces load shedding reprieve

Zesa announces load shedding reprieve
Published: 27 May 2019 (167 Views)
THE Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has said load shedding hours have gone back to normal following extended power cuts last week.

ZESA spokesperson Mr Fullard Gwasira, he said the intensified phase two load shedding was only implemented on Friday last week.

"We have since resolved the issue of the phase two load shedding and that means we have gone back to the normal hours of load shedding.

"People should not panic, at the moment we are sticking to the scheduled time table that we have been working with and if something comes up, members of the public will be told," he said.

Earlier the company had said that generation at Hwange is depressed due to a technical fault therefore load shedding may be above the publicised schedule. On Friday, the company through its twitter page said vandalism of infrastructure had left more than 30 000 households without power countrywide.

"Up to 30 000 households are without power due to vandalism of about 4 000 transformers, cables and associated materials. ZETDC needs about USD15 million to replace the stolen materials," said ZETDC.

Due to rising consumption, the power company said members of the public must expect longer hours of load shedding than the ones stated in the published time tables.

ZETDC, however, said if consumption lessened, the power company could cut the load shedding hours.

"The published load shedding schedule is a guide for planning purposes and is not fixed. If supplies improve on a given day, the shedding will be shorter than stipulated and if supply deteriorates, then shedding will be longer than advertised," said the power utility in a statement.

- chronicle

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Zimbabwe bans use of US Dollar and Rand

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 46 Views

Jonathan Moyo says Mthuli Ncube must be stripped off degree

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 41 Views

Evidence that Shonas arrived in Zimbabwe 300 years ago (1700's)

by Ndzimu-unami Emmanuel Moyo, PMP | 24 June 2019 | 25 Views

ED full speech at AU - UN summit in Vic Falls

by President ED Mnangagwa | 24 June 2019 | 27 Views

ZESA plunges Lobengula into darkness for 2 months

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 33 Views

Massive demonstrations against Mthuli Ncube planned

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 48 Views

Mthuli Ncube bans use of US Dollar and Rand

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 218 Views

Jonathan Moyo says Mthuli Ncube must be stripped of degree

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 158 Views

Chiwenga and Mnangagwa's fight reaches boiling point

by Itai Mushekwe | 24 June 2019 | 217 Views

Police arrest Harare drug syndicate

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 102 Views

Chamisa condemns Ethiopia coup attempts

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 107 Views

Mthuli Ncube engages journalists

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 90 Views

Zim Dollar back?

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 137 Views

Mthuli Ncube speaks of Zim dollar imminence

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 147 Views

The civil servants problem

by Clemen Moyo | 24 June 2019 | 93 Views

Mnangagwa poisoning; new details emerge

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 154 Views

Mthuli Ncube criminalises use of US Dollar and Rand

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 123 Views

Jilted man jailed for setting mother-in-law's house ablaze

by Simbarashe Sithole | 24 June 2019 | 95 Views

Another soldier in the suspected armed robbery nabbed

by Simbarashe Sithole | 24 June 2019 | 132 Views

Mnangagwa to open EU-UN Wildlife Economy Summit

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 99 Views

Zimbabwe has enough forex, says Chamisa

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 135 Views

US tells Mnangagwa to stop interfering with trade unions

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 119 Views

Civil servants get pay rise

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 167 Views

Nurses call off strike

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 90 Views

Arrest thieving Zifa officials

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 96 Views

Byo residents up in arms with Zesa

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 82 Views

WATCH: Malawi Army steps in

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 146 Views

MDC blasts war veterans

by Simbarashe Sithole | 24 June 2019 | 75 Views

Zanu PF youths warned against abusing Mnangagwa's name

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 72 Views

Zimbabwe has so far paid $53m to former white farmers

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 64 Views

Tongaat gazettes retail sugar prices

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 92 Views

China sends doctors to Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 68 Views

Ugandan coach makes U-turn on Warriors

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 83 Views

Mthuli Ncube interacts with journalists

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 51 Views

'Moving to SA doesn’t guarantee success'

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 60 Views

Pregnant pupils divide Parliament

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 68 Views