Lubimbi Power and Gas (Private) Limited plans to establish a 5MW coal-bed methane gas-fired power plant that will be connected to the national grid.
The power plant will be erected in the Lubimbi area on the border of Lupane and Binga districts in Matabeleland North province.
In a public notice, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) said Lubimbi Power and Gas (Private) Limited has submitted an application to set up a power plant. Said ZERA:
ZERA has received an application from Lubimbi Power and Gas (Private) Limited to construct, own, operate and maintain a five Megawatts coal bed methane gas-fired power plant in Lubimbi in Lupane district in Matabeleland North province.
The licence application by Lubimbi Power and Gas (Private) Limited was done in terms of the provision of sections 42 and 46 of the Electricity Act (Chapter 13:19).
Lubimbi Power and Gas intends to generate power from the proposed coal-bed methane gas for use by Rio Energy Private Limited, a subsidiary of RioZim.
According to ZERA, a two-kilometre 33KV overhead line from the Lubimbi plant to Gwayi 33KV feeder will connect the power plant to the national grid.
To date, ZERA has received about 100 independent power producer applications with many of them being on solar plants.