Electricity Blues to end soon

A ZESCO pylon in Lusaka

A ZESCO pylon in Lusaka

The Zambia Electricity Supply Company [ZESCO] has assured the Nation that the 132KV reinforcement project which will see the increase in the amount of Electricity supply to Lusaka City which currently stands at 450 mega watts will increase to 860 mega watts by 2016.
ZESCO Board Chairman Fr Frank Bwalya said at the project’s scooping meeting in Lusaka the Capital of Zambia today January 29, 2013 that once completed there would be less load shedding in the City.
Bwalya said the company was committed to meet the power demand in the City hence the reason why it had come up with the project.
ZESCO Managing Director Cyprian Chitundu said the current power supply in Lusaka had reached its limit which was the reason why the city was currently facing a lot of power interruptions.
Chitundu said Lusaka alone consumed 40 percent of the total power generated in the country and the situation would worsen in the next 20 years due to the City’s rapid growth rate.
And the Government has since urged the Power Utility Company to make sure the project is completed within the stipulated time.
Mines, Water and Energy Development Minister Yamfwa Mukanga further commended ZESCO for the Project and urged management not to drag with it.