|Zimbabwe braces for more blackouts|
|Saturday, 11 August 2012 21:50|
The spokesperson for the power utility, Mr Fullard Gwasira, told The Sunday Mail that the major maintenance work, which began yesterday, will affect the normal power supply schedule.
“Zesa Holdings would like to advise all its customers countrywide that Hwange Power Station will be undergoing its scheduled mandatory statutory maintenance to ensure the continued operational efficiency of that generating asset,” he said.
Mr Gwasira said alternative arrangements have already been made with other regional utilities to augment supplies.
However, such supplies may not be availed during peak times.
“As a result, load-shedding may intensify and we may be forced to depart from the publicised load-shedding schedules.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has entered into a skills development and partnership programme with Indian power company Wapcos. ZPC managing director Mr Noah Gwatidzo last week revealed that the Indian company is training local technicians and engineers.