ZRA allots more water for Kariba generation

  • 2 months ago (2020-11-09)
  • David Flin
Africa 233 Hydropower 36

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has provisionally allocated 30 billion cubic metres of water for power generation to be shared equally between Zambia and Zimbabwe. This was based on the forecast of above average inflows in Lake Kariba. This is an increase from the 22 billion cubic metres allocated during the same period last year, which effectively capped output at 275 MW for each of the two power generating units.

Edward Kabwe, Acting Chief Executive for ZRA, said that the allocation was subject to review depending on the hydrological outlook of the Zambezi River Catchment with a view to guarantee that power generation continues unhindered.