Zambia mines to experience power cuts

Are diesel generators the answer to power constraints for Zambia’s mines?

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The Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) is a network of countries that have a connected transmission and distribution grid. Of the total power in the Southern Africa Power Pool, South Africa has the majority of the generating capacity.  With South Africa’s current electricity woes the Southern Africa Power Pool is currently experiencing an electricity shortfall. Zambia is imposing power reductions, and part of the plan is to cut 30% of its electricity supply to Zambia mines. This will have a significant impact on mine productivity levels.

Diesel generators provide a power solution that can be deployed rapidly to keep Zambian mining operations running.

We are Energyst CAT Rental Power, a subsidiary of Caterpillar and an official CAT Rental Partner. We are a global organisation, providing temporary power solutions to multiple industry sectors across the globe.

The design and provision of configured power solutions is Energyst’s core competence.  Our team has a wealth of experience in supplying solutions to mines – operating in complex environments – that can help avoid costly blackouts.

Energyst South Africa has a commitment to its operations in Africa, serving Southern Africa through its offices in Johannesburg. Our vision is to be the partner of choice for clients, using only highly reliable, fuel efficient Caterpillar diesel and gas generator sets, transformers and all the ancillaries you require.

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