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load shedding schedule - Winter 2012
May 13, 2012
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Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South, Harare Metropolitan, Northern
Region (includes Chinhoyi, Marondera, Bindura and Kadoma) and Southern
Region (includes Gweru, Kwekwe, Zhombe and Gokwe).
The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission & Distribution Company
is experiencing a power shortfall due to generation constraints
at Hwange Power Station, the low dispatch at the small thermal power
stations and power import constraints. The power shortfall is being
managed through load shedding in order to balance the power supply
peaks to about 2100MW in Zimbabwe during the winter period. The
load shedding programmes are only a guide for planning purposes.
The power supply
situation is DYNAMIC and load shedding on a day will depend on the
power available and power demanded on the day. In the event of the
supply shortfalls falling below anticipated averages on a particular
day, then the additional areas indicated on the schedules will be
ZETDC is doing
everything possible to improve the available capacity. Customers
are asked to use the limited power sparingly. All non-essential
loads should be switched off. Domestic geysers and water heaters
should be switched off manually between 5pm and 8pm to enable more
residential areas to have power.
customers are required to switch off all lights, office equipment
and appliances that will not be in use over night. All customers
are being called upon not to use lights during the day where possible.
loads in the categories listed below are exempted from load shedding.
- Major Referral
- Major Water
& Sewer installations
- Major Airports
and Broadcasting Stations
- Major Central
The major winter
wheat clusters will receive priority supplies.
Customers may contact their nearest Customer Service Centres for
any further clarification.
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