Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Company Limited LHPC has shut down its Lunsemfwa power plant creating a loss of Nine Million United States dollars (US$ 9 million).
LHPC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Katai Kachasa said the plant has been closed due to poor rainfall which has resulted in less water accumulation in the river catchment areas.
Mr Kachasa said this when he addressed a press briefing in Kabwe on the complex update of the Hydro power company’s financial year operations.
The CEO however said that the company has safeguarded and maintained its 58 Lunsemfwa power station workers despite the shutdown.
Lunsemfwa Hydro-power Company exports its generated energy to ZESCO.