ZESCO Limited Head of Business Development Patrick Kapepe says the utility company will have difficulties fighting load shedding if electricity tariffs are not increased. But several individuals and companies have urged ERB to dismiss Zesco’s application, with some companies lamenting that the proposed increment will increase their production costs. Speaking during a public hearing on Zesco’s application to the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) to have electricity tariffs hiked, Thursday, Kapepe said not increasing the tariffs will attract a number of consequences. “The question is, what are the consequences of not having tariff adjustments, provided we say we are going to continue as it is, what are the consequences? One, it will have insufficient capacity to support accelerated growth in the…...

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