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Drought forces Zesco to ration power to Zambia and Zimbabwe

Issue 502 - 13 Mar 2024 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 1 minute read

A drought has sharply reduced electricity generation in Zambia, prompting state-owned power utility Zesco to start rationing electricity. An eight-hour daily electricity rationing programme started on 11 March, in response to a reduced level of generation from Zesco’s drought hit hydroelectric power (HEP) plants.

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