Work to rehabilitate the Kariba Dam wall is expected to be completed at the end of this month, helping to boost power generation by the Zambian and Zimbabwean power utilities, the Zambezi River Authority said. During the fourth quarter of 2021, ZRA requested Zambia’s power utility Zesco Limited and the Zimbabwe Power Company reduce power generation levels to six hours on a few selected dates, in a bid to facilitate cofferdam construction works under the plunge pool reshaping sub-project of the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project. Regarding the load shedding of the Zimbabwe power company due to the rehabilitation, the statement said after the wall work ‘the utilities were expected to implement measures that would mitigate the resulting reduction in power generation levels at Kariba.’ The specific works under the pool reshaping sub-project that called for this need have since advanced and are due to be completed by the 25th of January 2022.