Zambia's CEC to reduce power supply to mines, official says

jueves 30 de julio de 2015 14:34 GYT
 

LUSAKA, July 30 (Reuters) - Zambia's Copperbelt Energy Corporation will cut power supply to mines it services by 30 percent from midnight, a senior industry official said on Thursday.

"Copperbelt Energy Corporation informed us this morning that it will cut power supply to the copper belt mines it supplies by 30 percent from midnight. Obviously this will have a negative impact on production," Zambia Chamber of Mines President Jackson Sikamo told Reuters.

Copperbelt Energy buys electricity from state power company Zesco Ltd and supplies it to companies including Vedanta Resources, Glencore and Vale. (Reporting by Chris Mfula; Writing by Stella Mapenzauswa; Editing by Mark Potter)