ZESCO is constructing a new 63 Megavolt Amperes (MVA) substation in Kafue that will mitigate the increasing demand for electricity in that town, says company spokesperson Henry Kapata.
Mr Kapata said in an interview that Kafue was growing at a fast pace such that ZESCO was connecting on average of about 180 people of customers every month with the current customer base standing at 2,800.
“Kafue town is growing pretty fast such that we are connecting on average about 180 customers every month to the national grid with the current customer base standing at 2,800,” he said.
He said the new 63 MVA substation would help mitigate the increasing demand of power for the town.
“We are now constructing a new 63 MVA substation and also upgrading the Livingstone turn off substation from 2.5 MVA to about 5 MVA,
“This is to meet the increasing demand of electricity in Kafue and we are also proud that we have managed to address the issue of low voltage in the town,” he said.
Mr Kapata said ZESCO had also been upgrading all the single phased distribution networks in the last sixmonths bringing things to normal especially in Soloboni, Kalundwe , and Zambia compounds of Kafue.
He explained that the upgrades were from about 220 volts single phase to about 400 voltages for 3 phases.