Electricity Woes Worsen as Flood Takes Out Zimbabwe Power Plant

Zimbabwe's thermal power plant in Hwange was knocked off line because of local flooding which also damaged homes and crops. The southern African country has been experiencing power cuts lasting as much as 18-hours a day, with output at its hydro power station in Kariba constrained because of a regional drought. Power generation at Hwange, which has an installed capacity of 920 megawatts, is also limited by frequent breakdowns.



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