Power cuts coming

Power utility, NamPower has warned of the possibility of load shedding this winter after main supplier, Eskom refused to give the country a guarantee for continued supply of electricity.
Managing Director, Paulinus Shilamba said on Tuesday that in the absence of a guaranteed import from Eskom during this winter, it will be challenging for NamPower to keep the lights on. He appealed to electricity consumers to help mitigate the impact of power shortages by reducing electricity usage by a minimum of 10%, especially during peak hours.
He told the Economist that the possibility of load shedding can only be avoided if everyone (NamPower and electricity consumers)  plays their part in contributing to a solution. Shilamba said: “It’s not a one-sided approach; we all need to work together as a country to contribute to the solution.”