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ZESCO (acronym for Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited) is a state-owned power company in Zambia. It is Zambia’s largest power company producing about 80% of the electricity consumed in the country. ZESCO represents Zambia in the Southern African Power Pool.

Zesco shocked!

By SANDRA MWILA – Zesco 0 -0 Nchanga (3-4 Penalties)NCHANGA Rangers yesterday knocked record Absa Cup winners, Zesco United out of this season’s race but coach Robert Tembo feels his side needs to find ways of scoring in regulation time.National Division One side Nchanga Rangers, the only lower division side left in the competition also […]

Zesco reverts to eight hours

By EMILY KUWEMA – ZESCO Limited is reinstating an eight hour load-shedding schedule starting today to enhance stability and predictability in power management across Lusaka.Zesco Spokesperson Matongo Maumbi said the decision followed challen...

Zesco in power boost

By JAMES KUNDA AND KENNEDY MUPESENI – ZESCO Limited has clinched a deal for an additional 90 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity from Mozambique and will later this month receive a further 60 megawatts from Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) as part of the efforts to alleviate the power deficit.Zesco announced on Wednesday that it would […]

Arrows aim at title

By SANDRA MWILA At Nkoloma Stadium – Arrows 2-0 BladesRED Arrows coach Chisi Mbewe says the belief in what they want to achieve at the end of the season is what is helping the airmen maintain a good run in the MTN Super League after going six points clear after the Week 26 fixtures.With second […]

Zesco, Ndola Energy ponder restarting power plant

By CHATULA KANGALI – ZESCO and Ndola Energy Company Limited (NECL) are undertaking negotiations with a view of restarting the power plant to help offset the current electricity deficit the country is facing.Energy Minister Peter Kapala says Ndola energy power plant has the capacity to produce 105 megawatts (MW) of power using Heavy Fuel Oils […]

Govt to import 150 MW of power at $882m

By SHARON KALIMBULA – THE Government will increase the importationof electricity from 50 Megawatts (MW) to 150 MW for the next 15months at a cost US$882 million to cushion the power deficit in Zambia, Information and Media Minister CorneliusMweetwa has said.Zesco effected an eighthour load management schedule countrywide resulting from low power generations mostly being […]

Zesco seeks to increase power imports from Mozambique – Kapala

By JAMES KUNDA – ZESCO is in talks with Mozambique for a possible increase in the quantum of power exports to Zambia.Energy Minister Peter Kapala said currently, the country was importing between 50 and 90 Megawatts (MW) of power from 21:00 hours to 05:00 hours and was anticipating to increase the quantum by another 120 […]

Jesse Were rejoins Zesco

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – LEAGUE leaders Zesco United has re-signed Kenyan talisman Jesse Jackson Were on a short-term contract with the club believing the lanky striker can help the club achieve its season targets.In an interview, Club Chief Executive Officer Charles Kalala said the club was hopeful that the signing of the Kenyan would spur […]

Obashi strike sends Zesco to Prison

By SANDRA MWILA – Prisons 1 -0 ZescoPRISON Leopards yesterday ended Zesco United’s nine games unbeaten run in the MTN Super League with coach Lameck Banda saying the win has restored the teams confidence going forward.A David Obashi 45th-minute penalty was all Prisons needed to carry the day at the Railway Stadium as Zesco failed […]

Zesco security officer dies in scuffle with vandal

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – A ZESCO Limited security officer Misheck Siakambala, 52, has died from gunshot wounds which he sustained when he tried to wrestle with a suspected vandal.The suspected vandal attempted to grab an AK 47 rifle from a police officer during an operation in Kapiri Mposhi around midnight on Tuesday at Lukanda ‘B’ […]

Zesco, Africa GreenCo Group ink deal

By JAMES KUNDAZESCO Limited has signed a System Operations Agreement (SOA) with Africa GreenCo Group, through the firm’s Zambian-based company, GreenCo Power Services Limited.The SOA was signed by Zesco Managing Director Victor Mapani and GreenCo chief executive officer Ana Hajduka.GreenCo is an intermediary electricity trader, purchasing power from clean energy Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and […]

Chisi, Numba happy with a point each

By SANDRA MWILA At Nkoloma Stadium – Arrows 1-1 WarriorsRED Arrows coach Chisi Mbewe was left pleased with a point after his side was held to a draw by visiting Kabwe Warriors as the airmen failed to hold on to a lead in the MTN Super League title race.The draw saw Arrows move into third […]

Zesco, FQM in 10-year power deal

By JAMES KUNDA – ZESCO Limited and First Quantum Minerals (FQM) have signed a 10-year power supply agreement to Kansanshi and Sentinel mines in North-Western Province.Speaking during the signing ceremony in Lusaka yesterday, Zesco managing director Victor Mapani said the agreement was a significant step towards ensuring a commercially and legally sustainable relationship which aligned […]

Work with PDU for energy sector growth – Kapala

By EMILY KUWEMA – ENERGY Minister Peter Kapala has urged energy stakeholders to converge their efforts and join hands with the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) for growth and prosperity in the sector.Mr Kapala said the unit served as a vehicle for unlocking and optimizing the energy sector potential, streamlining decision-making processes, promoting public-private partnerships, and […]

Zesco, Atlas Mara renew deal

By SANDRA MWILA – ATLAS Mara Zambia has renewed its one-year shirt sponsorship deal with MTN-FAZ super league side Zesco United worth K2. 5million.Atlas Mara acting Chief Executive Officer Bobbline Cheembele said at the signing ceremony at Sarovar Hotel yesterday that the bank was happy with Zesco’s profile and dominance of the Zambian league.He said […]

ZAFFICO records surge in demand for treated poles

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) has recorded a huge demand for treated utility poles including from neighbouring countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).ZAFFICO managing director Mundia Mundia said the demand for the treated poles had been overwhelming and was expected to increase further due to increased […]

Zesco reintroduces connection subsidy

By EMILY KUWEMA – ZESCO Limited has reintroduced the new connection subsidy targeting a total of 8,300 connections composed of low-income households and small and medium sized enterprises, countrywide.The new electricity connections were broken down as 7,800 for households and 500 for small scale enterprises, countrywide and the subsidy would be accessible on first come, […]

Zesco to roll out software upgrade

By JOWIT SALUSEKI – ZESCO has embarked on a countrywide software upgrade known as token Identification (TID) that will see pre-paid metres updated with software when customers enter units in metre boxes.The TID is a three step process that Zesco customers are supposed to carefully follow as they enter units in the metre box. Read […]

What a tragedy!

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE TAZARA passenger train/Likili bus tragedy which has so far claimed eight lives has not spared the sports fraternity with grim tidings emerging that ZESCO United midfielder Collins Sikombe lost his mother Elida Nayame and his two aunties Belwa Nayame and Mable Namukulwa who were travelling together on the ill-fated passenger […]