HARARE, October 11 (The Source) – The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) says two international firms have submitted bids to provide fuel marking services as it battles to meet a 2018 first quarter deadline. The two firms are Swiss-based manufacturer of security inks, SICPA SA… Read More
HARARE, September 28 (The Source) – Zimbabwe has missed a June deadline to switch from high sulphur diesel to cleaner fuel and will now give fuel dealers a grace period to March 2018 to clear old stocks, Energy minister Samuel Undenge has said.
HWANGE, September 27 (The Source) – Zambezi Gas has secured a full mining licence for 25 years and plans to increase coal production from the current 60,000 tonnes per month to 150,000 tonnes. The miner, which is based in Hwange ventured into the $12 million… Read More
By Adel Moyo, HARARE, September 19 (The Source) – Zimbabwe has effectively shelved plans to extend its Feruka pipeline to Francistown, Botswana citing viability concerns over the project, an official has said.
VICTORIA FALLS, September 13 (The Source) – Makomo Resources says production at its Hwange mine has recovered to a static 150,000 tonnes per month from June to August, following a slow start to the year. The coal miner produced an average of 80,000 tonnes in… Read More
CHIPINGE, August 24 (The Source) – Financial services group, Old Mutual Zimbabwe on Thursday commissioned a $5,7 million mini hydro power plant in Chipinge district, southeast of Zimbabwe. The 1,6MW plant has capacity to meet a third of Chipinge’s 5MW power demand. Commissioning the plant… Read More
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