30 September 2013
Tanzania: Power cuts on Zanzibar
Due to technical faults, the island of Zanzibar is currently facing electricity rationing. The rationing started already on 25 Sept 2013 and will continue through to 18 October 2013. The reason for the power cuts are problems with the new 100 MW power cable link with the mainland, which was installed earlier in 2013. According to the Zanzibar Electricity Corporation (ZECO), it had to switch back to the old 40 MW cable to repair the new power supply. The old cable is now causing the rationing of power on Zanzibar. We'll keep you posted!