Zambia begins rationing electricity supply to mines: source - CNBC Africa

Zambia begins rationing electricity supply to mines: source

Southern Africa

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Zambia begins rationing electricity supply to mines. PHOTOS: Electrification Online

Zambia has started rationing power supply to mines, an industry source said on Tuesday, as Africa's second-biggest copper producer struggles to meet electricity demand.

"They have given us a schedule indicating how much electricity they will supply to us at different times of the day due to the power shortage," the source, who declined to be identified, said.

(READ MORE: Zambia minister urges dialogue over mine power dispute)

"The idea is to see how we can manage with the limited power to ensure safety and uninterrupted operations."

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