Lights Out: Hwange Unit 6 Shutdown Casts Shadow on Zimbabwe’s Power Supply
- Sep 14, 2023 1:49 pm GMT
Lights Out: Hwange Unit 6 Shutdown Casts Shadow on
From Relief to Woes: A Rollercoaster of Power Supply
After years of enduring power cuts lasting up to 15 hours, Zimbabweans had started to enjoy a period of steady electricity supply in the run-up to last month's general elections.
This newfound stability was attributed to the successful addition of Units 7 and 8 generators at Hwange, each producing 300 MW.
The Current Power Landscape
However, the recent shutdown of Hwange Unit 6 has disrupted this welcome respite. As of now, the
Addressing the Shutdown: A Delicate Matter
While the source asked not to be named as discussions about the power situation are considered sensitive, they explained that after the shutdown, a cooling-off period of about two days is required before work can commence. They anticipate Unit 6 to be back in operation by Thursday or Friday, potentially regaining about 150 MW.
Meeting the Nation's Power Demand
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