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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.

‘We Made a Mistake’ – Father Frank Bwalya

[Zambia Reports]In late April, the popular Catholic priest Father Frank Bwalya, who for years hosted a well known radio program on the Copperbelt, announced his departure from the Patriotic Front (PF) government, stepping down from his position as chai...

Zesco Resignation a Wake-Up Call to PF

[Zambia Reports]Opposition leader Nevers Mumba of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) says Fr Frank Bwalya's decision to resign his position as a boardmember on ZESCO is a wake-up call to the ruling Patriotic Front government.

Kariba North Bank Works 80 Percent Done

[Times of Zambia]THE upgrading of electricity generation capacity at Kariba North Bank extension power project has reached 80 per cent completion point, ZESCO acting managing director Christopher Mubemba has said.

Zesco, LCC Told to Align Development Plans

[Times of Zambia]THE GOVERNMENT has urged ZESCO planners and the Lusaka City Council planning department to synchronise their development plans to have a systematic approach in dealing with issues of vandalism and encroachment.

ZESCO to Up Power Generation

[Times of Zambia]ZESCO is to increase its generation capacity to 2,310 megawatts (MW) by 2014 when the Kariba North Bank Extension, Ndola Energy and other power projects come on stream.

Kabwe Cops Cry Foul Over Zesco Prepaid Metres

[Times of Zambia]SOME police officers in Kabwe whose houses were installed with ZESCO prepaid metres have complained over failure by the company to create accounts to enable them recharge the system with units, and this has left many houses in darkness...

We Don’t Want Prepaid Zesco Meters-Kabwe Police

[Times of Zambia]The Ministry of Home Affairs has engaged in talks with the police command to find a way forward following complaints from police officers in Kabwe against the installation of ZESCO prepaid meters in their homes in police camps.

ZESCO Ropes in Red Arrows Midfield Genius Njobvu

[Times of Zambia]ZESCO United has recruited Red Arrows midfielder Jimmy Njobvu and defender Perry Mubanga of Nkana to boost the squad's depth in the second half of the 2012 MTN Premier Division League season.

Power Short-Circuit Zesco Table Lead

[Times of Zambia]

ZESCO United's 2012 MTN Premier Division League unbeaten run came to an abruptly end in Kitwe yesterday when they lost lost to champions Power Dynamos, subsequently surrendering the top slot on the t...

U.S.$5.6 Million Zesco Deal to Boost Operations

[Times of Zambia]

ZESCO yesterday signed a US$5.6 million contract with a Kenyan company, Seven Seas Technologies and Compusource International Zambia for the upgrade of Business Information Systems (BIS) aimed at enh...

Zesco Explains Mpika Outage

[Times of Zambia]

ZESCO has said the blackouts being experienced in Mpika and surrounding areas are as a result of loss of power supply after a fire gutted the Mpika main substation.

Zesco Embarks On Pre-Paid Meter Project in South

[Times of Zambia]

ZESCO Limited has launched a pre-paid meter project in Livingstone in which about 15,000 meters will be installed for residential and commercial customers in the tourist capital by May this year.

Lusaka to Experience Increased Loadshedding

[Times of Zambia]

ZESCO has said Lusaka is likely to experience increased load shedding for more than two weeks during the installation of an auto transformer at Leopards Hill Sub-station in Lusaka.

Zesco Shuts Down Kariba Generator

[Times of Zambia]

ZESCO will today shut down a generator at Kariba North Bank power station, which will lead to a deficit of 165 mega watts as the power utility carries out maintenance works for 14 days.

ZESCO maths…

Monica Chisela (Zesco Limited's PR Manager) provides some figures to ease our understanding of Zambia's energy problems: "The installed capacity of the Zambian electricity grid…

A broader energy strategy?

Zambia does not currently have a broader and coherent energy policy, beyond the call for ZESCO to cut costs, asking the mines to pay higher…

Zambia lifts copper mine power tariffs by 35%

Zambia and foreign owners of its copper mines agreed a 35 percent power tariff increase effective January this year, and authorities have warned of possible…