Power Generation Under Threat As Another Drought Looms
Energy and Power Development Minister, Fortune Chasi warned that there is a possibility of another drought in the coming summer season and this could present further problems for power generation at Kariba.
Kariba Hydro Power Station is on the verge of being shut down with the water level in the dam falling to just 3 meters.
Speaking during a post-Cabinet media briefing Tuesday, Chasi said:
It has been posited that we are looking at possibly another drought, meaning that Kariba will be in sharp focus and that it will become more difficult to generate, therefore.
The situation on power really does not require a comment from me. I think all of us experience the challenges.
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The dam is now at 23% full, leaving us with really 3 metres of live water which is water that is used for generation of power.
We continue to pray that we have rains and that if they occur they will be significant enough to improve our capacity to generate power.