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STATUS OF POWER SUPPLY ON THE INTERCONNECTED POWER SYSTEM FOLLOWING A SYSTEM DISTURBANCE

On Saturday 6th August 2021 at 07:25 hours, the Zambian Interconnected Power System experienced a disturbance following the loss of significant generation in the Zambian system which resulted in the separation of the entire Zambian power system from the rest of the Southern African Interconnected Power System.
This caused a nationwide blackout.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the cause of the disturbance was external to the Zambian interconnected power system.
ZESCO immediately began power restoration, which is still ongoing, with power restored in parts of Lusaka, Southern, Western and Central provinces.
Further, investigations are still underway to establish the cause of the loss of generation and subsequent nationwide blackout.
ZESCO will continue to keep customers and the public informed on this matter.
The inconvenience this has caused is deeply regretted.
Issued by
Hazel M Zulu (Mrs.)
Public Relations Manager
ZESCO Limited
[email protected]

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