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INTERRUPTION OF POWER SUPPLY –TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2017.

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its esteemed customers and the general public that the power interruptions experienced in some parts of the country at peak hours, between 18:00 hours and 21:00 hours on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 were due to a fault at Kariba North Bank Power Station.

Shutdown Notice - Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project (LTDRP).

ZESCO Limited wishes to advise its esteemed customers that major works are currently being undertaken to improve power supply to most areas in Lusaka under the Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project (LTDRP). Download the attached document with information on the affected areas and the dates of shutdowns

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

Following the advertisement for employment opportunities for Engineers, Technologists and Technicians which was published in the local print media on 19th May 2017, ZESCO Ltd being an equal opportunity employer, would like to invite the underlisted candidates to come and sit for aptitude tests that will be conducted at the University of Zambia (UNZA) Great East Road Campus under the School of Engineering on 2nd and 3rd August 2017 respectively. Only candidates whose names are listed in the downloadable document should attend and they should provide proof of identification and must carry an ordinary calculator.

CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRES PAY POINTS OPERATIONAL HOURS FOR HEROES AND UNITY PUBLIC HOLIDAYS - MONDAY 3RD JULY, 2017 & TUESDAY 4TH JULY, 2017.

This serves to inform all ZESCO customers and the general public that the ZESCO customer call centres and pay points operational hours for the Heroes and Unity Public Holidays - Monday 3rd July and Tuesday 4th July 2017 are outlined in the attached document. Kindly be advised that our Third Party Vendors (TPVS) throughout the Country will operate according to their usual business hours.

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE SYSTEM DISTURBANCE OBSERVED ON THE INTERCONNECTED POWER SYSTEM ON 23 JUNE 2017 AT 16:54 HOURS.

ZESCO Limited would like to inform its esteemed customers and the general public that on Friday 23 June 2017 at 16:54 hours, a system disturbance was experienced on the interconnected power system. This was as a result of the tripping of the 330kV Lusaka West –Kafue West line on differential protection.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - WATER TREATMENT ATTENDANT.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Zambians to fill the position of WATER TREATMENT ATTENDANT. Interested candidates should apply, enclosing their detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of their certificates together with contact phone numbers to;

ZESCO Limited proudly hosts the 19th Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) Congress at Avani Hotel, Livingstone from 10 - 14 July,2017.

Theme: “PROMOTING EMERGING ECONOMIES IN AFRICA THROUGH SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT" For more Information and Registration Email: info@apuazambia2017.com; Website: www.apuazambia2017.com; Contact: +260978751577

NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS.

ZESCO Limited will be conducting its mid-year stock take exercise from 26th June 2017 to 30th June 2017.

APOLOGY - THE CORRECT SCHEDULE OF THE REVISED TARIFFS.

With reference to the press statement on the revision of electricity tariffs that was published in the Daily Mail and Daily Nation on Saturday 13th May 2017 as well as the ZESCO website and facebook page, ZESCO wishes to apologise to its valued customers and the general public for issuing a statement which had an error.

ADDENDUM - REVISION OF ELECTRICITY TARIFFS IN 2017.

In accordance with the requirements of section 8 sub-section 2 of the Electricity Act CAP 433 of the Laws of Zambia, The Energy Regulation Board has approved an increase in electricity tariffs by an average of 75%. The increase will be implemented in two stages as follows: the first stage being a 50% increase effective from 15th May 2017 and the second stage will lead to the full 75% increase and will be effective 1st September 2017. The fixed, energy, and demand changes will be as given below. The bills based on the new charges should, therefore, be received by our customers in May 2017.

CLOSURE OF CHAISA CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE.

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its esteemed customers that Chaisa Customer Service Centre will be closed from Wednesday 5th April to Wednesday 31st May 2017 to facilitate major maintenance works.

Customer notice - Closure of Manda Hill Customer Service Centre - 25 and 26 02 17.

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its esteemed customers that Manda Hill Customer Service Centre will be closed from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 February 2017 to facilitate maintenance works.

Press statement - Planned Mainenance work on 330kV Kabwe - Pensulo line.

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its esteemed customers in Northern Province, Luapula Province, Muchinga Province, Eastern Province and part of Central Province that power supply will be interrupted to these areas from 08:00hrs to 12:00hrs on Sunday ,15th January , 2017.

POWER SUPPLY DISRUPTION TO NORTHERN, LUAPULA, MUCHINGA, EASTERN AND PARTS OF CENTRAL PROVINCE.

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its esteemed customers in Northern Province, Luapula Province, Muchinga Province, Eastern Province and part of Central Province that power supply will be interrupted to the areas from 07:00hrs to 17:00hrs on Sunday ,18th December, 2016. This is to facilitate urgent maintenance work

Press Statement - Exemption of five provinces from load shedding.

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its valued customers in Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, Northern and parts of Central province that they will be exempted from load shedding for two weeks until 8th December 2016. This is in an effort to cushion the impact of the immeasurable losses incurred, and inconvenience suffered due to the loss of power supply from 19th November 2016 to 24th November 2016. ZESCO is grateful to its customers for the support and understanding during the outage period. Customers are encouraged to continue to Switch & Save and use alternative sources of energy where possible.

Press Statement - Exemption of five provinces from load shedding.

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its valued customers in Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, Northern and parts of Central province that they will be exempted from load shedding for two weeks until 8th December 2016. This is in an effort to cushion the impact of the immeasurable losses incurred, and inconvenience suffered due to the loss of power supply from 19th November 2016 to 24th November 2016.

Press Statement - Exemption of five provinces from load shedding.

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its valued customers in Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, Northern and parts of Central province that they will be exempted from load shedding for two weeks until 8th December 2016. This is in an effort to cushion the impact of the immeasurable losses incurred, and inconvenience suffered due to the loss of power supply from 19th November 2016 to 24th November 2016.

ZESCO Press statement-update on power situation June 2016.

ZESCO Limited would like to inform its esteemed customers and the general public that following the improvement of water inflows at Itezhi tezhi \dam, ZESCO is now able to generate at full capacity of 120 MW.

LUSAKA SOUTH CUSTOMERS OVERDUE FOR SERVICE CONNECTION TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICITY GRID.

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform the under listed Lusaka residents who applied to be connected to the grid that the utility company has failed to locate their premises due to insufficient details provided describing their plot numbers and location of their premises. Consequently this has resulted in the connection process being delayed.

ZESCO PRESS STATEMENT-UPDATE ON WATER SITUATION.

ZESCO acknowledges that there has been considerable improvement in the water inflows both at Kariba and Itezhi tezhi reservoirs, and this can be attributed to the improved rainfall in the catchment areas for Kariba and Kafue Gorge dams towards the end of February 2016.

CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRES / PAY POINTS OPERATIONAL HOURS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY - 8TH MARCH 2016.

This serves to inform all ZESCO customers and the general public that the ZESCO customer call centres and pay points operational hours for the International Women's Day public Holiday on 8th March 2016 are outlined in the attached document. Kindly be advised that our Third Party Vendors (TPVs) throughout the Country will operate according to their usual business hours.

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF TARIFF APPLICATION.

ZESCO wishes to inform its esteemed customers and the general public that it has withdrawn the Tariff Application made to the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) to revise upwards tariffs for all its customer categories, that is, Residential; Commercial; Services; and Maximum Demand.

DEFERMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LOW POWER FACTOR SURCHARGE FROM 1ST JANUARY 2016 TO 1ST MARCH 2016.

ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its esteemed customers and the general public that the effective date for the implementation of the low power factor surcharge has been deferred to 1st March 2016 from 1st January 2016.

DIRECTIVE TO REVERT TO OLD TARIFFS.

In August 2015, ZESCO made an application to the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) to revise tariffs for all its customer categories upwards. The tariff adjustment was a step towards moving the tariffs to cost reflectivity in order to attract sufficient investment to the sector to meet growing demand. The adjustment was also intended to ensure that ZESCO raises sufficient revenue to meet the rise in operating costs.

ZESCO POWER DEFICIT NOT TO BLAME FOR IMPENDING JOB LOSSES AT KALUMBILA MINE.

ZESCO Ltd would like to refute reports by Kalumbila Mines that 730 employees will be laid off due to the power supply restriction of 70MW imposed on the mine by ZESCO. At the onset of the power deficit in July 2015, the two mines owned by First Quantum Minerals (FQM), namely Kalumbila and Kansanshi were restricted to 42MW and 160MW respectively.

LOSS OF POWER SUPPLY TO LUSAKA, COPPERBELT, NORTHWESTERN, CENTRAL, NORTHERN, LUAPULA, MUCHINGA AND EASTERN PROVINCES ON 22 DECEMBER 2015.

LOSS OF POWER SUPPLY TO LUSAKA, COPPERBELT, NORTHWESTERN, CENTRAL, NORTHERN, LUAPULA, MUCHINGA AND EASTERN PROVINCES ON 22 DECEMBER 2015

Kariba North Bank Extension.

Located in Siavonga on the Zambezi River next to the existing Kariba North Bank Power Station is another 360 MW Power Station. A provision for the extension of the existing one was made during the planning and construction of the Kariba North Bank Power Station.

Optic Fibre Network.

ZESCO is about to complete the second phase of the installation of Optical Fiber Network on high voltage power lines extending it to the Western, Eastern, Northern, Muchinga and Luapula Provinces. The main purpose of establishing the optic fibre network is to ensure that the provision of electricity from the point of generation to the point of supply to the customers is done efficiently, reliably and safely.

Shiwangandu Mini-Hydro Power Station Project.

The Zambian Government has embarked on some Renewable Energy Based Electricity Generation for Mini-Grids in Zambia. Shiwang’andu Mini Hydropower Project in Chinsali District is one such Project that identified and is being co-financed by ZESCO Ltd (93%) and the Global Environmental Facility GEF (7%). The Project is being coordinated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).