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Zimbabwe, South Africa To Import Electricity From Zambia This August

Zimbabwe, South Africa To Import Electricity From Zambia This August

Zambia will commence electricity exports to Zimbabwe next month following a power export agreement signed recently.

The country’s Minister of Energy Peter Kapala said state power utility Zesco Limited will start exporting 100 megawatts of electricity to Zimbabwe next month. Kapala said in a statement seen by Xinhua:

This was the same deal I referred to last week as the one where power from Kafue Gorge Lower (power plant) would be exported to Zimbabwe and Namibia through deals signed in the last few months.

He noted that neighbouring Zimbabwe was currently facing a shortage of electricity due to depressed degeneration at its power plants.

The power export deal has a three-to-five-year tenure and negotiations were premised on Zimbabwe making pre-payments for the 100 megawatts of US$6.3 million per month.

Meanwhile, Zambia has welcomed plans by South Africa to import power to meet its power needs.

The minister said the move will increase the ready market for Zambia’s surplus power, adding that plans were also underway to interconnect the power grids with Angola.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said recently that his government would consider importing power from Zambia to address the energy crisis the country was facing.

Zambia recently declared a surplus of 1 156.8 megawatts following the commissioning of four out of five generators at its 750-megawatt Kafue Lower Gorge Power Station.

Zambia’s current national electricity generation capacity stands at 3 456.8 megawatts against a peak national demand of about 2 300 megawatts.

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13 Comments

??? 2 months ago

vamwe vachienda mberi isu tichingoti takarwa hondo


looters paradise 2 months ago

in Zim its just gross incompetence chete


Gwedu 2 months ago

HHH simudza hako Zambia


??? 2 months ago

kuona akaita separate southern Rhodesia from northern Rhodesia mwari ave naye, dai takagarika so.😭😭😭😭


Kule 2 months ago

Ndi Mbuya Nehanda

Shame 2 months ago

Check ZBC ED has resigned over Mutami rape charges pakaipa


William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

For Zimbabwe it must be a case of incompetence because month in and month out Zimbabwe is boosting its generation capacity, but electricity supply does not improve. What is going on ?

A few years ago Zimbabwe was blocked from accessing electricity by Mozambique and South Africa because it had dishonoured its payment arrangements.

Now Zambia wants good neighborliness with Zimbabwe and have asked Zimbabwe to pay cash upfront.

ZESA promised production of solar energy at Gwanda and Marondera many years ago, but nothing has materialised.

[ ZIMBABWE ECONOMY WILL NOT GROW WITHOUT ELECTRICITY ]

[ CITIZENS ISAI ADVOCATE NELSON CHAMISA PANYANGA TIONE ].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


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Ras Tiraz 2 months ago

Well done Zambia,so this means Zambia's surplus electricity has a potential value of 1,850,880,000 per month! Zambia is really pressing all the correct buttons


hk 2 months ago

better pay that for electricity than 22 k daily for rubbish


Addy 2 months ago

congrats Zambia improvement 👏


Gafa 2 months ago

Zvonyadzisa


Kule Dhambi 2 months ago

n****wondo dze chimurenga hadzitungidzi gwenya


Oskid 2 months ago

Saka ED na Ramaphosa havanyari kundokumbira mufana akapinda mu office yesterday nxaa kusanyara.



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