Energy Sector registers steady growth as projects stay on course

by | Jul 7, 2021 | Business | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

Cabinet yesterday confirmed that steady growth continues to be registered in the Energy Sector as ongoing generation projects stay on course.

Projects that the Second Republic has been embarking on in bettering the energy situation in Zimbabwe include;

• Construction of Units 7 and 8 at the Hwange Power Station

• Zimbabwe Zhongxin Electric Project

• Electrification of Kanyemba

• Harava Solar Power Plant

• Solgas Solar Power Plant

Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services Hon. Monica Mutsvangwa was updating the media in a post-cabinet briefing in Harare yesterday.

“Minister of Energy and Power and Development, Hon. Zhemu Soda reported that construction of Units 7 and 8 at the Hwange Power Station is at 66.73% against a target of 91.84 percent.”

She also told the press that the joint Zimbabwe Zhongxin Electric Project is overally 98% complete. The power plant design and construction is complete, while the transmission line is at 90 percent done with 1.3 km of the line section remaining for completion as at end of June 2021.

“On the electrification of Kanyemba, the nation is advised that a total of 17.23 km of a 33 KiloVolts High Voltage line has been completed,” added Hon Mutsvangwa.
She also mentioned that an additional survey and wayleave clearance for 7.2 km of the High Voltage line was done.

“Pertaining the Harava Solar Power Plant, installation of the 6 megawatt Solar Panels has been completed. The evacuation line thereof was completed and the substation equipment is awaiting delivery from China,” added Hon. Mutsvangwa.

Regarding the Solgas Solar Power Plant, Hon Mutsvangwa said,
“Cabinet informs the nation is informed that 5 megawatt photovoltaic solar panels were installed. Earthing equipment for the power plant was completed, 28 High Voltage Transmission interconnectors have been completed while substation equipment is being delivered from China for installation.”

Zimbabwe remains on course to attain energy self-sustenance upon completion of the ongoing Power Generation projects.