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Increase power generation at 5 power stations.

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Operationalisation of the main electric power generation station at Kariba at full capacity.



July 6, 2020

Zimbabwe’s main hydropower plant is operating at near-full capacity for the first time since it was revamped two years ago, enabling the country’s state utility to generate more electricity.

The worst regional drought in four decades shuttered power generation at Kariba, located near the country’s northwestern border, for more than a year and led to daily power cuts of as long as 18 hours in Zimbabwe and neighboring Zambia. Both countries rely on the lake for about half of their power.

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Completion of the expansion of Hwange Thermal Power Station’s units 7 and 8.



Dec. 11, 2019

The expansion of Hwange Thermal Power Station’s units 7 and 8, which is envisaged to add 600MW to the national grid, is progressing well, with all the geotechnical investigations having been completed and design reviews, excavations and site levelling at an advanced stage. The completion of the expansion works will help ease power supply challenges currently besetting the country;

Operationalisation of the Batoka Hydroelectric Power Project to start in January 2019 .



Nov. 28, 2018

Government has with Chinese investment upgraded Kariba South Hydro and now an Indian firm is refurbishing Hwange South Thermal to the tune of $310 million.



Nov. 25, 2018

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will next week meet representatives of major multinationals General Electric and PowerChina in a milestone indaba that will set the tone for construction of the massive Batoka Gorge Hydro Power Plant.The 2 400MW, $5,2 billion plant will be situated a few kilometres downstream Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, and Zimbabwe and Zambia will share the electricity equally.