Zimbabwe’s thermal power plant in Hwange was knocked off line because of local flooding amid daily power cuts in the African nation.

The country has been experiencing power cuts lasting as much as 18-hours a day, with output at its hydro power station in Kariba constrained because of a regional drought. Power generation at Hwange, which has an installed capacity of 920 megawatts, is also limited by frequent breakdowns.

Zesa’s power distribution subsidiary Zimbabwe Power Company said on January 16 that the Hwange plant had been producing about 370 megawatts.

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