GOVERNMENT has announced a reduction in the hours of load shedding from the initial 12 hours to 8 hours a day. During a media briefing yesterday, acting Minister of Energy Douglas Syakalima said the development follows the restoration of a 150 megawatts generator at Maamba Collieries Limited. “With the restoration of a 150 megawatts generator at Maamba Collieries Limited, the current available generation as at January 2023 is 1,910 megawatts against the power demand of 2,380 megawatts. This has resulted in reduced power deficit from 620 megawatts to 470 megawatts. Given the above development, the load shedding duration has since been reviewed and revised downwards from 12 hours to 8 hours,” he said. Syakalima said customers would now be load-shed…...

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