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5 Megawatts Methane Gas-fired Power Plant For Lupane

5 Megawatts Methane Gas-fired Power Plant For Lupane

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.

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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 6 months ago

I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE NUMBER OF COMPANIES WHICH HAVE COME AND GONE AFTER PROMISING TO BUILD AND OPERATE LUBIMBI COAL BED METHANE GAS POWER PLANT.

THE COAL BED METHANE GAS POWER PLANT SHOULD BE A COMPLICATED BUSINESS VENTURE. I HAVE OBSERVED THAT THE BUSINESS OF GENERATING ELECTRICITY IS NOT EASY AND ATTRACTIVE.

IN RECENT YEARS, I HAVE READ ABOUT INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES WHO HAVE PROMISED TO BUILD SOLAR PLANTS TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY WHICH ELECTRICITY THEY WOULD SELL TO ZESA. BUT IF THERE ARE ANY WHO HAVE GONE AHEAD WITH SUCH PLANTS, THEY VERY VERY FEW.

IS THE NAME ZESA THE STAMBLING BLOCK ? IT COULD BE THAT THEY FEAR THAT ZESA WOULD NOT PAY THEM ADEQUATELY AND TIME. TO ME, A LAYMAN, A SOLAR PRODUCING BUSINESS IS NOT EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN ONCE IT HAS BEEN BUILT.

I AM RELIABLY INFORMED THAT IN MANY COUNTRIES THEY RELY ON ELECTRICITY PRODUCED BY PRIVATE COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS.

ZIMBABWE SHALL ALWAYS SUFFER FROM THE SHORTAGE OF ELECTRICITY UNTIL PRIVATE PLAYERS JOIN THE GOVERNMENT IN THE PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY.

INI NDINI, IWE NDIWE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]



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