Zesco says 15 hours of load shedding daily will continue while the generator which was taken out at Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) is still out.
In a statement, Wednesday, Zesco public relations manager Hazel Zulu stated that the power utility was unable to repair the generator at MCL within the stipulated time.
“ZESCO Limited regrets to inform its esteemed customers and the general public that the outage period for the generator which was taken out at Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) Power Station 12 days ago has been extended until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances encountered during repair works. This therefore, serves to inform our customers that the current load shedding hours of 15 hours daily will remain effective until the repair works are completed,” stated Zulu.
“During the period of the shutdown, generation at Maamba Collieries limited will remain at 50% of the dispatchable capacity. The daily 15 hours load shedding has been effected in order to protect the generation installations. ZESCO deeply regrets the inconvenience this will cause to our esteemed customers.”