July 7, 2021The Minister of Energy and Power and Development, Hon. Z. Soda reported that construction of Units 7 and 8 at the Hwange Power Station is at 66.73% against a target of 91.84%. The Zimbabwe Zhongxin Electric Project is overally 98% complete. The power plant design and construction is 100% complete, while the transmission line is at 90% with 1.3 km of the line section remaining for completion by end of June 2021
Oct. 27, 2020
In the electricity sector, the Minister of Energy and Power Development informed Cabinet that the Hwange Thermal Power Station 7 and 8 Expansion Project has reached 49 percent completion. A total of thirty-four transformers were manufactured, and efforts to procure the materials required for the rest of the project are being pursued.
July 6, 2020
Zimbabwe’s main hydropower plant is operating at near-full capacity for the first time since it was revamped two years ago, enabling the country’s state utility to generate more electricity.
The worst regional drought in four decades shuttered power generation at Kariba, located near the country’s northwestern border, for more than a year and led to daily power cuts of as long as 18 hours in Zimbabwe and neighboring Zambia. Both countries rely on the lake for about half of their power.
Dec. 11, 2019
The expansion of Hwange Thermal Power Station’s units 7 and 8, which is envisaged to add 600MW to the national grid, is progressing well, with all the geotechnical investigations having been completed and design reviews, excavations and site levelling at an advanced stage. The completion of the expansion works will help ease power supply challenges currently besetting the country;
Nov. 28, 2018
Nov. 25, 2018
President Emmerson Mnangagwa will next week meet representatives of major multinationals General Electric and PowerChina in a milestone indaba that will set the tone for construction of the massive Batoka Gorge Hydro Power Plant.The 2 400MW, $5,2 billion plant will be situated a few kilometres downstream Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, and Zimbabwe and Zambia will share the electricity equally.