has warned that it may have to impose rationing and that some power lines could collapse if it cannot generate more revenue.
was created to undertake cleanup activities and regulate pollution from artisanal mining (Sada I, Director General, ZESA
, personal communication, 1 February 2011).
The current load shedding is the most severe in many people's memories, with the year 2008 being second when financial problems forced ZESA
to drastically reduce imports while infrastructure was run down because of lack of maintenance.
This means investigating the validity of some of the explanations given by ZESA
Holdings for power failures.
Confusion surrounds the extension of the controversial power purchase agreement between NamPower and Zimbabwean power utility, ZESA
Namibia's power utility Nampower and Zesa
in Zimbabwe have initiated a deal to upgrade the Hwange Thermal Power Station in Zimbabwe to help Zimbabwe as the country struggles with a crippling power crisis.
We actually think it was the government itself which pushed the parallel market rate so high, because it had to meet certain foreign obligations regarding the debts of Air Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA
Speaking at the announcement of the NamPower tariff adjustment for 2012/2013 recently, Simasiku said that the current Zambian Electricity Supply Agency (ZESA
) contract will expire in 2014, leaving Namibia with a capacity shortage of 150MW.
Three that have gone forward are China's First Automobile Works' sale of 1,000 commuter buses, and power utility Zesa
's $600m deal with China National AeroTechnology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) to finance the expansion of Hwange Power Station, build transmission lines and substations, and develop new coal mining.
The deficit is expected to increase to 150 megawatts when the power purchasing agreement with Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA
) comes to an end in 2013 and to a further 3000 megawatts by 2015, due to the growth of the economy especially the mining sector.