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ZESA Working On Improving Power Supply - Gata

ZESA Working On Improving Power Supply - Gata

Incessant power cuts currently being experienced around the country will soon be a thing of the past, ZESA executive chairman Sydney Gata has said.

Existing power shortages are being caused by recurrent electric faults due to ageing infrastructure, particularly at Hwange Power Station, a situation that has seen ZESA implement a more stringent load shedding regime.

As of Friday, ZESA was generating 1 095 megawatts (MW) against a national demand of 2 030MW with Hwange Power Station being the worst-performing, having lost most of its units to faults.

Speaking in an interview with The Sunday Mail on Friday, Gata said the power utility is working on the solutions to the electricity challenges. Said Gata:

ZPC (Zimbabwe Power Company) is currently implementing a number of projects to increase the supply capacity and meet demand.

The projects portfolio includes a mix of thermal, hydro and solar power plants to be implemented to meet the Vision 2030 national goal of an upper-middle-income economy.

Apart from the green field projects, ZPC is also refurbishing its existing plants which are now old.

He said ZESA is undertaking interventions such as the intensification of prepaid metering and smart metering installation to enhance revenue collection as well as network rehabilitation programmes.

More: The Sunday Mail


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3 Comments

Tkt 6 months ago

Pakaipa wangu, dai mango ita kuti masolar panels ave accessible to anyone or even subsidise & distribute to all Civil Servants, Parastatal employees and all that pay PAYE for example if the total number of formally enployed ppl is 1.000.000 & each is sold a subsidised 250W solar panel & accesories. How much national power would be saved by merely that?


ED 6 months ago

Goodday @zesaholdings

May we focus 99.9% of our energy on Renewable Energy.

Yours truly

Ngwena


Hillaryr 6 months ago

Kkkkk zesa holdings mahwani



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