23MW, 5MW Power Plants Construction Gathers Pace

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23MW, 5MW Power Plants Construction Gathers Pace


Brian Rungano Temba


HARARE -Government continues to work on major mini-grid power plants across the country as it seeks to increase the power supply.


The construction of a 5MW mini Hydro-Power Plant in Masvingo and a 23MW in Nyabira are underway.


Addressing a post-cabinet brief yesterday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said all the projects are progressing well.


“Construction of the Great Zimbabwe 5MW Mini Hydro-Power Plant in Masvingo Province is in progress; and construction of the Centragrid Solar Power Plant (23MW) in Nyabira, in Mashonaland West Province is also underway,” she said.


Currently, the government is working on the rehabilitation of the 132kv Alaska-Karoi Power Transmission project in Mashonaland West province whilst another 9.2 kilometres of 33k transmission line has since been completed in Hurungwe.


“Rehabilitation of the Alaska-Karoi (132kv) Power Transmission Project in Mashonaland West Province has reached 40 percent completion;


“Bush clearing of the wayleave and surveying 9.2 km of the 33kv transmission line to supply Mashuma Primary and Secondary Schools and Mashuma Business Centre in Hurungwe District in Mashonaland West Province was completed.”


Meanwhile, 100 percent synchronisation of Unit 7 under the Hwange Power Station 7 and 8 Expansion project in Matabeleland North Province has been achieved.


Unit 7 is already adding 300 MW to the national grid.