ZETDC looks to add 30MW at Harare Power Station

ZETDC looks to add 30MW at Harare Power Station

HARARE, May 10 (The Source) – The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) says it will re-commission a new 30 megawatt turbine at the Harare Thermal Power Station, as the company seek to ensure stable power supply in winter.

ZETDC managing director Julian Chinembiri told a press conference that power demand is currently low owing to the use of prepaid meters, while the mining sector, a large consumer of power, has reduced demand due to lower production caused by weak commodity prices.

“We will be recommissioning a new 30 megawatt turbine at Harare Power Station in line with ensuring stable power supply in winter where demand is usually high,” he said.

According to the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) daily power generation update, HPS is currently producing 30MW, while theMunyati thermal power station is producing 27MW. Bulawayo thermal is currently not in production as it awaits renovations.

Chinembiri said power supply in the country has been stable since December last year a due to the importation of 300MW from South Africa’s Eskom.

Zimbabwe’s daily average generation is currently at 964MW according to ZPC.