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Frequently Asked Questions

ZETDC HARARE REGION LOAD SHEDDING 2012

HARARE METROPOLITAN PROVINCE

How to use the tables:

Look up your suburb code in Table 2, then find this code in Table 1

TABLE 1 : AREA LOAD SHEDDING PERIODS

DAY

 

DAY (0400 - 1300 Hours)

EVENING (1300 - 2200 Hours)

MONDAY

Domestic areas to be affected

H2, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H10, H14, H15, H16, H18, H21, H23, H24, H27, H28, C1, C4,C5

H1, H3, H11, H12, H13, H14, H17, H18, H19, H20, H22, H29, C2, C3

Industrial areas to be affected

H30, H31, H32

H33, H34, H35

TUESDAY

Domestic areas to be affected

H1, H3, H11, H12, H13, H14, H17, H18, H19, H20, H22, H29, C2, C3

H2, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H10, H14, H15, H16, H18, H21, H23, H24, H27, H28, C1, C4,C5

Industrial areas to be affected

H33, H34, H35

H30, H31, H32

WEDNESDAY

Domestic areas to be affected

H2, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H10, H14, H15, H16, H18, H21, H23, H24, H27, H28, C1, C4,C5

H1, H3, H11, H12, H13, H14, H17, H18, H19, H20, H22, H29, C2, C3

Industrial areas to be affected

H30, H31, H32

H33, H34, H35

THURSDAY

Domestic areas to be affected

H1, H3, H11, H12, H13, H14, H17, H18, H19, H20, H22, H29, C2, C3

H2, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H10, H14, H15, H16, H18, H21, H23, H24, H27, H28, C1, C4,C5

Industrial areas to be affected

H33, H34, H35

H30, H31, H32

FRIDAY

Domestic areas to be affected

H2, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H10, H14, H15, H16, H18, H21, H23, H24, H27, H28, C1, C4,C5

H1, H3, H11, H12, H13, H14, H17, H18, H19, H20, H22, H29, C2, C3

Industrial areas to be affected

H30, H31, H32

H33, H34, H35

SATURDAY

Domestic areas to be affected

H1, H3, H11, H12, H13, H14, H17, H18, H19, H20, H22, H29, C2, C3

H2, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H10, H14, H15, H16, H18, H21, H23, H24, H27, H28, C1, C4,C5

Industrial areas to be affected

H33, H34, H35

H30, H31, H32

SUNDAY

Domestic areas to be affected

H2, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H10, H14, H15, H16, H18, H21, H23, H24, H27, H28, C1, C4,C5

H1, H3, H11, H12, H13, H14, H17, H18, H19, H20, H22, H29, C2, C3

Industrial areas to be affected

H30, H31, H32

H33, H34, H35

Key:

H – Harare

C – Chitungwiza

ZETDC HARARE REGION LOAD SHEDDING 2012

HARARE METROPOLITAN PROVINCE

 

How to use the tables: Look up your suburb code in Table 2, then find this code in Table 1

TABLE 2 : SCHEDULE OF SUBURB CODES IN HARARE REGION

SUBURB

CODE

SUBURB

CODE

SUBURB

CODE

SUBURB

CODE

Alex Park – Part

H1

Glen Norah

H16

Mabvuku

H15

Sherwood Park - Part

H12

Alex Park – Part

H7

Glen Norah A - Part

H19

Machipisa

H29

Somerby Area

H21

Amalinda

H16

Glen Wood

H28

Malvern

H17

Spring Heights

H28

Amalinda Farm

H16

Glenview

H16

Mandalay Park

H14

Stanbury Park

H12

Ambleside

H4

Glenview - Part

H23

Mandara

H6

Startmore Farm

H16

Amby

H5

Greendale - Part

H5

Marimba Park

H4

Stoneridge Rd

H17

Arbour Cres

H16

Greendale - Part

H6

Marlborough

H12

Strathaven

H1

Art Farm

H2

Greendale - Part

H8

Mayfield Park

H1

Sunridge

H12

Ashbrittle

H2

Greendcroft

H12

Mbare

H9

Tafara

H15

Ashdown Park

H13

Greengrove

H6

Merwede

H11

The Grange

H8

Athlone

H5

Greystone Park

H7

Meyrick Park

H13

Thornpark

H2

Athlone – Part

H6

Grobbie Park

H17

Midlands

H17

Twentydales Ext.

H17

Avenues

H22

Groombridge

H2

Milton Park

H13

Tynwald North

H13

Avondale

H1

Guildform Estate

H7

Monavale

H1

Tynwald South

H4

Avondale West

H1

Gunhill

H7

Msasa Park

H14

Umwinsidale

H28

Avonlea – Part

H1

Haig Park

H13

Mt Pleasant

H2

Uplands

H17

Avonlea West

H12

Harare Rd W

H16

Mt Hampden

H3

Upper Mt Hampden

H12

Ballantyne Park

H7

Harava Dam

H17

Mufakose

H4

Upper Reaches Rd

H11

Bannockburn

H2

Hatcliffe

H7

Mufakose West

H24

Vainona

H7

Barrington Rd Area

H16

Hatfield West

H10

Mutare Rd

H15

Valencedene

H1

Belgravia

H1

Hat-Twentydales -Part

H14

Newlands

H5

Waldon Area

H21

Belvedere

H13

Hatlands Farm

H16

Newlands East

H25

Warren Park

H4

Borrowdale

H7

Helensvale

H7

Northwood

H2

Warren Park - Part

H18

Borrowdale Brook

H7

Helensvale S

H27

Old Highfields

H29

Warren Park - Part

H18

Borrowdale N

H27

Highfields

H19

Pangula

H28

Warren Park E

H13

Bothashof

H7

Highlands - Part

H5

Paradise Park

H29

Waterfalls

H17

Budiriro

H23

Highlands - Part

H7

Park Meadowlands

H14

Westwood

H18

Carrick

H7

Highlands - Part

H8

Parkridge

H24

Westwood

H18

Chadcombe

H14

Hillside

H5

Parkridge Estate

H11

Widdecombe

H14

Chedgelow

H17

Hopley

H17

Parktown

H17

Wilmington Park

H14

Chikurubi

H6

Hunyani Poort

H21

Pension Farm

H23

Winchdon

H7

Chiltern Hill

H28

Induna

H17

Pension Farm

H16

 

 

Chishawasha

H28

Ingwe Farm

H16

Pomona

H7

 

 

Chishawasha

H28

Jerusalem

H29

Prospect East

H10

 

 

Chisipite

H8

Kambuzuma

H18

Prospect West

H17

 

 

Colne Valley

H7

Kambuzuma

H18

Queensdale

H14

 

 

Colne Valley

H8

Kambuzuma South

H4

Quinnington

H7

 

 

Colray

H7

Kensington

H1

Quinnington S

H27

 

 

Colray

H27

Kensington

D26

Rambabvu

H28

 

 

Coronation Park

H5

Kingsmead

H7

Reitforntein

H8

 

 

Cotswold Hills

H12

Kintyre

H21

Reitforntein - Part

H7

 

 

Cranborne Park

H14

Komani

H12

Rhodesville

H5

 

 

Creagh

H7

Kutsaga

H14

Ridgeview

H13

 

 

Crowborough

H11

Kuwadzana

H11

Rolf Valley South

H28

 

 

Crowborough Estate

H24

Lake Chivero

H21

Rolf Valley N

H8

 

 

Crowhill

H7

Langford Farm

H16

Ruwa

H14

 

 

Draycott

H17

Lewisam

H8

Ruwa

H15

 

 

Dzivaresekwa

H11

Lincoln Green

H13

S Mazorodze Areas

H17

 

 

Eastlea

H5

Little Norfolk

H2

Safron Area

H21

 

 

Eastlea

H25

Logan Park

H10

San Souci Rd Area

H14

 

 

Emerald Hill

H2

Lonchinvar

H4

San Souci Rd Area

H15

 

 

Epworth

H14

Luna

H7

Seki Rd Area

H17

 

 

Getwyn

H28

Lusaka

H29

Seki Rd N

H10

 

 

Glen Lorne

H28

Mabelreign

H13

Sentosa

H1

 

 

Glen Lorne West

H27

Mabelreign N

H12

Sherwood Park - Part

H1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHITUNGWIZA

Zengeza 1,2,3, 4 & 5

C1

Seke Unit A, B, C, D, E

C2

Seke Unit B, Matiti

C3

GDC

C4

Zengeza 5 Ext

C1

Seke Unit F, G Old

C2

Seke Unit  M,N, O,P

C3

Jaggers, Chibuku, DMB

C4

Guzha

C1

Seke Unit K, L, M

C2

Police Flats, Unit B,

C3

Southern Granite

C4

Unit J

C1

Town Centre

C2

Murisa T/Ship, Dema

C3

Sewage Works

C4

St Mary’s

C1

 

 

Manyame Park

C3

Surface Investments

C4

Manyame Park

C1

 

 

St Mary’s

C3

Parts of Unit K

C4

 

 

 

 

Mayambara

C3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modzone Textiles

C5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDUSTRY

Msasa

H30

Workington

H33

 

 

 

 

Graniteside

H31

Willowvale

H34

 

 

 

 

Ruwa

H32

Southerton

H35

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key: H – Harare

C – Chitungwiza

 

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:52
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Are we aware of the problem of electricity shortage facing Zimbabwe?

Most people are becoming more aware of the electricity shortage because of frequent
load-shedding outages.

What is the nature of the problem?

The demand for electricity outstrips available supply during the morning and evening periods.

Why in the morning and evening?

This is mainly due to the increase in the domestic load during these periods due to meal preparation, water heating, lighting and the switching on of appliances such as TVs, radios, computers, fans, heaters, etc. When demand exceeds supply, some customers have to be switched off or shed to balance supply and demand.

Zimbabwe is one of those countries whose supply of electricity is insufficient to meet demand. 35% of the national power requirement is imported from neighbouring countries.

Why do we have the Power Shortage?

  1. Capital investment in the energy sector has not been keeping pace with the growth in demand over the years because of lack of funds.
  2. Existing electricity generating plants are not being used to full capacity because of the following reasons:

2.1 Breakdowns – equipment is ageing and lacks adequate maintenance.  Foreign currency shortages and low tariff charges have made maintenance very difficult.

2.2 Shortage of coal.

2.3 Droughts – the low water levels at Kariba dam mean less output from the hydro-power station.

Where would we want to be?

A situation where there is a reliable and secure electricity supply at the right price.

What are the Possible solutions to the power shortage problem?

(a) Medium to Long Term Solutions

New capital investments in the Energy Sector are required in order to increase
generation capacity.  These are as follows:-

Project Title

Estimated Cost (US$)

Implementation Time Frame

i) Hwange Stage 3: 2 x 300MW

600 million

3 – 4 years

ii) Kariba South Extension 2x150MW

300 million

4 – 5 years

iii) Gokwe North 2 x 350 MW

1 400 million

5 – 6 years

iv) Batoka Gorge 4 x 200 MW

1 350 million

5 – 6 years

v) Lupane Gas 2 x 150 MW

300 million

2 – 3 years

(b) Short Term Solutions

  1. This entails the improvement of the output of thermal power stations, which are currently operating well below their design capacities due to lack of maintenance and lack of coal.  This would require approximately US$35 million and takes up to 18 months to complete the machine overhauls.
  2. Reducing demand without compromising on production and quality.  This can be achieved through energy efficiency (EE) improvement and demand side
    management (DSM) programmes.
  • Energy Efficiency Improvement

This entails a sustained decrease in the amount of energy consumed per unit of industrial production without compromising the quantity and quality.  Besides conserving energy efficiency improvement results in cost competitiveness of our products and services.

  • Demand Side Management

Demand side management is a process whereby an electricity supplier influences the way electricity is used by customers resulting in customer bill reduction and release of additional capacity for to meet requirements of all customers. 

The actions which customers can take include:-

  1. Prepare meals early before the evening peak period, which starts at about 5pm.
  2. The major energy consuming appliances in the home are the geyser and the electric stove.
  3. Match pots and pans with the stove plates and ensure that they are covered.
  4. Switch off the stove at least five minutes before the food is cooked.
  5. Never use the stove or grill to warm the house.
  6. Ensure the geyser thermostat is set below 550C.  Switch off the geyser when going away.
  7. Reduce the amount of water in the bathtub or shower.
  8. Defrost food at room temperature instead of the oven.
  9. Do not open the fridge doors unnecessary.
  10. When using an electric kettle to boil water, it is advisable to boil only what is needed provided the element is covered.  It is quicker and cheaper to boil water in an electric kettle than in a pot on the stove.
  11. For those who can afford them, pressure cookers and microwave ovens reduce the period of cooking considerably and hence reduce the consumption of electricity.
  12. Use low energy lamps.  They cost more but use 80% less energy and last more than 6 times longer than ordinary filament lamps.
  13. Turn off lights when you leave a room.If you are going away consider buying timers to turn your lights on instead of leaving them on 24 hours a day.
  14. Over 70% of the cost of washing a load is in heating the water so use cold water as often as possible.
  15. Filtering is a major expense of owning a swimming pool.  An average pool requires about 4-6 hours of filtering per day in summer and 3-4 hours in winter so do not filter more than you have to.

What has the Utility done to date?

1. Medium to Long Term Projects:

MOU’s and feasibility studies are now in place.  However, the development of the project
hinges on the raising of the requisite foreign currency down payments and the
implementation of Cost Reflective Tariffs in order to attract investment.

2. Short to Medium Term Projects

a) Financing for the rehabilitation of Hwange Power Station has been secured.

b) The resuscitation of the small thermal power stations is underway.

c) Imports for 2007 have been secured though some of them are non-firm.  This will continue until there is adequate capacity.

d) DSM & Energy Efficiency

A Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Campaign in the public media and at various shows and exhibitions is ongoing since its launch at all Stakeholder DSM and Energy Efficiency Symposium of November 2005.  some symposium recommendations include:-

  • Creation of a DSM fund.
  • Design of a school course curricula for DSM & EE.
  • Award for the Best Performing Company in Energy Efficiency.
  • Scrapping of import duty on Energy Efficiency equipment and products.
  • National Status for DSM & Energy Efficiency projects.
  • Incentives to local manufacturers of DSM and EE products.
The implementation of the recommendations is being pursued.
Further action taken by the Utility is as follows:-
  • DSM & Energy Efficiency supporting tariff was designed and presented to the regulator ZERC.
  • Water Heating

Water heating accounts for about 39% of domestic load.  Ripple Control
Systems to control domestic water heaters were installed in Harare and
Bulawayo to switch off the geysers during the evening peak.     
This system does not affect the normal use of hot water in households.  The system is thus a virtual power station during the evening peak.  The system has a potential of shedding 270 MW if extended to new houses and other towns.  This extension requires about US$13 million.

  • Interruptible Customers

The Company has entered into contracts with large power users who are called upon to reduce their power demand during periods of power shortfalls.

  • Management of Technical and Non-technical losses.

Statistical Metering has been installed at borders between transmission and distribution system in order to monitor losses and take corrective measures.

Expected Outputs of Implementing Short Term Measures:

  1. Easing of load shedding.
  2. Sustained decrease in industrial energy intensity of production.
  3. Reduction of power import bill.
  4. Flattening of demand curve.
  5. A higher level of responsibility all stakeholders.

The Way Forward

The Company will continue to pursue Demand Side Management & Energy Efficiency projects in water heating, lighting and cooling among other measures as follows:

Water Heating

  1. The ripple Control System will be extended to other major cities &and towns.
  2. All new houses with geysers will be put on the ripple control system.
  3. The installation of solar water heaters will be promoted.

Lighting

There is an estimated 5,670,000 incandescent lamps installed in the country amounting to an installed capacity of 340MW.  The national lighting load can be reduced to 62 MW through the use of energy saving lights. These energy savers use only 20% of the conventional lamp energy for the same light output and last up to six times longer.  The savings would translate to about US2million per month on the import bill. The project cost is estimated at US$15 million.

Cooling

  1. The ripple Control System will be extended to air conditioning plant.

"ELECTRICITY SAVED IS MONEY SAVED"

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 07:50
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Questionnare

Do you have energy saver bulbs in your house?

Yes - 76.9%
NO - 23.1%
What is an energy saver bulb? - 0%

Total votes: 26
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jan 2013 - 10:21

Load Shedding Status

    Minimal
    Light

 
  Moderate
    Heavy
    Severe

Power Generation Stats

Gen Station

22 September 2017

Energy
(Megawatts)
Hwange

525 MW

Kariba 730 MW
Harare

15 MW

Munyati 15 MW
Bulawayo 

14 MW

Imports   0-540 MW
Total

 

1506 MW

Comparative Average Tariffs

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US14c kWh

  • Zimbabwe Tarriffs

US9.83c kWh

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Load Shedding Status

    Minimal
    Light

 
  Moderate
    Heavy
    Severe

Power Generation Stats

Gen Station

22 September 2017

Energy
(Megawatts)
Hwange

525 MW

Kariba 730 MW
Harare

15 MW

Munyati 15 MW
Bulawayo 

14 MW

Imports   0-540 MW
Total

 

1506 MW

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POWER SUPPLY UPDATE

 

ZESA Holdings would like to advise its valued customers countrywide of the reduction in generation at Kariba Power Station due to depleted dam water levels, commencing on Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 1800hrs, in compliance with the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) requirement to scale down on water consumption.

 

Generation will consequently be reduced from the normal 750MW to 475MW until dam levels have risen to the requisite levels.

 

During this period, the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) will take full advantage of the reduction of Units in service at Kariba to undertake the annual statutory maintenance, scheduled to be conducted between the 1st of September 2015 and 28 January 2016.

 

Whilst generation at thermal power stations is not affected by hydrological issues, Units at Hwange Power Station will also undergo statutory maintenance which will be completed by 7 October 2015, to ensure greater safety and reliability going forward.

 

The power utility further advises customers that the planned annual maintenance of Hwange and the reduction in water levels at Kariba dam will lead to changes being effected to the previously publicized load shedding schedule.

 

Consumers will experience suppressed power supplies until generation is brought back to normal levels.

 

Although the effects of load shedding will be minimized with possible power imports where available, ZESA Holdings urges consumers to use the available power very sparingly to minimize the extent and duration of load shedding.

 

ZESA Holdings sincerely apologises for the unavoidable inconvenience caused.