Sept. 29, 2022
Engineers have started synchronising various sub-system at the Hwange Thermal Power Station Unit 7 plant which is 97% complete and ready for commissioning in November paving way for its connection to the national grid
March 21, 2023
Hwange Thermal Power Station Unit 7 was successfully synchronised with the National grid and started feeding electricity.
Dec. 6, 2022
Alaska-Karoi (132KV) Power Transmission Rehabilitation Project in Mashonaland West Province reaches 38% completion level.
Dec. 6, 2022
The Hwange unit 7 and 8 expansion project has reached 97.2% completion level with unit7 set for commissioning by end of December 2022.
Aug. 11, 2022
Hwange Colliery placed under reconstruction to ensure uninterrupted supply of coal to new power generators
July 19, 2022
The Caledonia Solar Power Plant Construction Project has so far achieved the following: installation of 12 megawatts solar modules; and completion of the control room, cabling, and of the line and substation.
July 19, 2022
The Kanyemba Project which targets the construction of 30.5 kilometres of a high voltage line and 3.1 kilometres of a medium voltage line, and installation of 12 substations to power 21 institutions as well as energizing the high voltage line crossing the Zambezi River from Luangwa in Zambia is now 98% complete.
July 19, 2022
The Hwange 7 and 8 Expansion Project is 90% complete and on course to meet timelines.
July 14, 2022
First pipes for the Deka project now in Hwange, and all the 3555 pipes arrived at Beira and will be ferried by 700 trucks
July 10, 2022
Deka project takes shape. Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has started receiving components for the development of Deka pipeline project, with a consignment of over 3500 mild-steel pipes having arrived in the country on Friday from Mozambique
July 1, 2022
The Hwange Thermal Power Station Units 7 & 8 Expansion Project is 89% complete. As of 1 July, the power turbines have been fitted; Equipment for the control room has been fitted. The computers are now able to communicate with some other online equipment
Jan. 19, 2022
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) stated that work to restore the Kariba Dam wall is scheduled to be finished by the end of this month, helping to enhance electricity output by Zambian and Zimbabwean power companies.
July 23, 2021
Hwange expansion project is 68% complete.
Oct. 5, 2021Several construction works are ongoing at the Hwange Thermal Power Station Expansion project, which is 71.86% complete. Work is in progress for the electrification of Kanyemba in the Mbire District of Mashonaland Central Province. The mechanical power sections of the Richsaw Solar Power Plant in the Gwanda and Power Ventures Plant in Hwange have been completed.
July 7, 2021
The 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. 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.