Zambia to import electricity from South Africa

Zambia is to start importing electricity from South Africa at a cost of 21 million US Dollars beginning next week, Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa has told the government controlled ZNBC.

He said the importation will cost 13.5 million Dollars but the amount will go up to 21 million Dollars due to transmission charges.
Nkhuwa said the importation of power from ESKOM will reduce on load shedding hours from at least eight to six hours.
Some areas are being load-shedded for as long as 12 hours per day though officially government through ZESCO says the load-shedding per day is about 8 hours.

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