HARARE, August 11 (The Source) – The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) missed its production target in the first quarter by 5 percent, sending out a total of 1789.80 gigawatts hour (GWh) of energy against a target of 1902.76GWh.
HARARE, August 9 (The Source) – Zimbabwe should accelerate its plans to introduce fuel marking as the programme could save the country at least $240 million annually in revenue lost to smuggling and eventually lower fuel prices, an industry expert has said.
By Plaxedes Sibanda, HARARE, July 31 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s energy regulator will go ahead with plans to introduce mandatory fuel marking which it says will curb rampant fuel smuggling which is prejudicing the country of an estimated $1 billion annually in unpaid taxes. The… Read More
HARARE, July 6 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s consumption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is expected to rise by 20 percent on an annualized basis as the country turns to the fuel to avoid huge electricity bills, the energy regulator has said.
VICTORIA FALLS, June 29 (The Source) -Zimbabwe’s power utility says the country’s farmers are reluctant to pay for electricity and have accrued $180 million in unpaid bills since 2013. Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) which has been struggling to recover over $1 billion in unpaid… Read More
HARARE, June 15 (The Source) – Zimbabwe has the capacity to produce 1,600 megawatts (MW) of electricity from renewable energy resources by 2030, more than its current demand but lacks technology to exploit its resources, the energy minister, Samuel Undenge said on Thursday. “Our country,… Read More
By Ruth Ngwenya, VICTORIA FALLS, June 8 (The Source) – Coal miner Makomo Resources says production at its Hwange mine is recovering after a slow start to the year, with May output at 140,000 tonnes, from 130,000 tonnes in April. At its peak, Makomo’s monthly… Read More
By Strive Masiyiwa and Richard Branson, HARARE – Despite impressive economic development in recent years, Africa still lags far behind on energy, with almost two-thirds of the continent’s citizens lacking access to electricity. While getting more power to the people is an important goal, extending… Read More
BULAWAYO, May 30 (The Source) — Zimbabwe’s electricity generation dropped to 842 megawatts (MW) on Tuesday, just over half of peak demand, after output at Hwange Thermal Power Station dropped to under a third of capacity, which the Zimbabwe Power Company blamed on poor coal supplies.… Read More
HARARE, May 22 (The Source) – The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) says regulations to guide the introduction of mandatory fuel marking to curb illegal fuel sales and increase fuel tax revenue, is now complete and awaits review. According to an industry research last year,… Read More
HARARE, May 11 (The Source)- Zimbabwe’s competition watchdog has opened an investigation into a case of suspected anti-competitive behaviour between the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) and CAFCA. ZETDC is a subsidiary of power parastatal Zesa. Cable maker CAFCA entered into a barter… Read More
HARARE, April 3 (The Source) – The African Development Bank (AFDB) says it wants local investors to participate in the financing of the construction of Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme. Zimbabwe and Zambia, who are scouting for cash to build a 2,400 megawatt power plant… Read More
By Kuda Chideme, Livingstone, 30 March (The Source) – Zimbabwe and Zambia say they are prepared to undertake deep reforms to attract investors for the $4 billion Batoka Gorge Hydro power plant which would produce 2,400 megawatts and ease power shortages in the two countries.… Read More
HARARE, March 13 (The Source) – Zimbabwe has been guaranteed of continued power supply from South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, despite a power trading deal coming to an end, Energy Minister Samuel Undenge has said. Zimbabwe has been importing 300 megawatts from its neighbour since… Read More
BULAWAYO, March 6 (The Source) – The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company says it will soon roll-out 4,000 smart meters for heavy power consumers — industry, mines and farms — after closing the tender for the project. There is strong political opposition to pre-paid… Read More