By Mwenya Mofya
Despite South Africa’s power utility firm, ESKOM implementing the stage-1 load shedding for 14 hours a day, the Center for Trade Policy and Development is confident that it will still export electricity to Zambia as agreed.
South Africa’s power utility firm Eskom yesterday (Saturday 19 September) Continued with stage 1 load shedding which is in effect from 9 am to 11 pm after a number of its generation unites suffered breakdowns.
But CTPD Head of Research Brian Mwiinga tells 5fm news in an interview that ZESCO will have to re-negotiate if ESKOM can no longer export power to Zambia, saying as things stand, South Africa has to abide by the prior agreement.
ZESCO was initially supposed to begin the importation of 300 megawatts of power estimated at 22 million dollars from South Africa’s power utility firm ESKOM on 1st October 2019 in order to cushion the about 700 megawatts power deficit.