Zim set to get adequate power supply

Ongoing thermal and renewable power projects are expected to add 150 megawatts (MW) to the national grid by the end of the year, ensuring adequate power supply in the country.


Energy and Power Development Minister Zhemu Soda yesterday said about 11 power projects would come on board this year.


These included the joint venture coal-fired power station being built in Hwange by Chinese investors and their Zimbabwean partners under Zimbabwe Zhongxin Electrical Energy Limited (ZZEE).

It is expected to begin feeding 25MW into the national grid by September while the remaining 25MW would be ceded in October.


The company was given a licence to be one of the many independent power producers in 2019.


“The other ten renewable power projects include new projects and existing ones that will be feeding more into the grid. We had some projects that were phased and these will add more electricity to the grid as per their plan. The expectation is that all these will feed.


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