Jan. 27, 2022
The government of Zimbabwe has established a Renewable Energy Fund with the help of the UN Fund for Sustainable Development Goals (REF). This plan will entice investors to invest in hydropower, solar electricity, and biomass. In April 2022, the execution of this renewable energy funding initiative will begin. This project would also boost the country's installed capacity at a time when the state-owned Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) is only delivering 1,600 megawatts of power out of a demand of 2,000 megawatts.
July 7, 2021
Pertaining the Harava Solar Power Plant, installation of the 6 MW Solar Panel has been completed. Solgas Solar Power Plant, the nation is informed that 5 MW photovoltaic solar panels were installed. Earthing equipment for the power plant was completed, 28 High Voltage Transmission interconnector completed and substation equipment is being delivered from China for installation.
July 1, 2021
The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) reported that seven solar PV projects with a combined capacity of 66.6 MW are now in advanced stages of construction and are expected to be grid-connected by end of this year.
April 9, 2021
Government has so far licensed 80 independent power producers (IPPs) projects who could add a total of 7 000 megawatts to the national grid, more than three times the national requirement.
April 13, 2021
Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation. The Memorandum seeks to facilitate higher level cooperation between the two countries in the use of nuclear energy.
Sept. 13, 2020
The construction of two units that will add 600 megawatts (MW) to the national grid from Hwange Power Station is 70 percent complete, while various investors in the same area are at different stages of building power plants that will contribute in excess of 3 000MW in the medium term, Energy and Power Development Minister Zhemu Soda has said.
Feb. 5, 2020
Cabinet considered and approved the Principles for the Proposed Amendment to the Electricity Act [Chapter 13:19] to introduce Stiffer Penalties for Crimes Related to Electricity Theft, the Destruction of and Tampering with Electricity Infrastructure, which was presented by the Minister of Energy and Power Development.
Dec. 18, 2019
42 institutions (schools, clinics and service centres) and homesteads were electrified in rural provinces.
Dec. 18, 2019
6,384 prepaid electricity meters were installed countrywide
Dec. 11, 2019
Under the Rural Provinces Grid Extension projects, 31 of the 35 targeted institutions comprising schools and clinics have been grid electrified, with prepaid meters connected.
Dec. 11, 2019
Under the Smart Metering Project, 404 out of the targeted 2 000 smart meters configured with GSM sim cards have been installed;
Nov. 22, 2019
India is ready to extend nearly half a billion United States dollars to support three key power projects in Zimbabwe, an Indian diplomat has revealed, adding the concessional loans either awaited signatures of parties or project tenders. At Hwange Power Station, for which the largest chunk of the loan facilities is earmarked, advanced age, technical problems due to neglect of maintenance, parts replacement and failure to upgrade have made the plant prone to frequent breakdowns.
Aug. 13, 2019
Zimbabwe has secured two loans of more than USD$42.5m (£35.3m) from India to boost the generation of electricity in the country, the state-run Herald newspaper reports.
Oct. 25, 2018