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Zimbabwe gets more electricity imports to improve outage

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The Zimbabwean Government on Tuesday, August 6th said the country has secured additional electricity to potentially make rolling power shortages easier after it agreed to make payments to clear its debt to a regional power utility.

Zimbabwe has endured 18 hour daily power shortages since May due to a prolonged drought that has reduced output at its largest hydro plant and ageing coal fire generators that keep breaking down.

Due to Zimbabwe not paying bills, foreign power companies have been forced to cease supplying them since 2017.

The country is currently negotiating for more power imports from a yet to be named company. Even though the supplier hasn’t been named, it is widely known that the country usually does business with Eskom and Hydro Cahora Bassa.

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