Harava solar project nears completion

Construction of the 20MW Harava Solar Project is now 70 percent complete and expected to start feeding into the national grid at Dema substation in two months time, giving Zesa Holdings extra energy to supply several thousands of households. The ground-mounted solar station in Seke Rural District will provide clean energy in daylight hours. However, […]

Intratrek’s Gwanda solar project ready to roll

CONTROVERSIAL businessman Wicknell Chivayo owned-Intratrek says it is awaiting the finalisation of the financial closure phase of the 100 megawatt Gwanda solar project by the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to resume its work following a tumultuous court battle with the parent company. The project stalled after ZPC approached the courts seeking to terminate the contract […]

COMMENT: Lowering of tariffs by Zesa will bring relief to consumers

In a world full of greedy capitalists, the decision by the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) to lower the cost of electricity tariffs not only comes as a relief but a shock as well. Consumers are no longer used to prices going down. They keep going up, even when there is no justification. In April, […]

Chasi pushes for Gwanda solar project

The Gwanda solar project remains one of the priority projects for the Government in its quest to make the country energy self-sufficient. Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi recently wrote to ZESA Holdings directing it to find a lasting solution with the contractor working on the project — Intratrek Zimbabwe — so that the […]

Solar for municipality’s district offices

All Harare City Council district offices will soon be using solar power in a move intended to reduce the local authority’s electricity bill. A $5 million supplementary budget to finance the installation of solar systems at district offices was proposed by the Education, Health, Housing, Community Services and Licensing Committee during a recent meeting. District […]

Outrage over ZESA system

CHALLENGES in purchasing electricity tokens have plunged most houses into darkness, a development that sparked outrage in most suburbs with consumers accusing the power utility of incompetence. People are failing to purchase electricity tokens through mobile banking platforms, prompting them to flock to Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) banking halls for assistance during […]

Chasi reads riot act over Zesa tokens failure

Energy minister Fortune Chasi has read the riot act to the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) after residents failed to purchase electricity tokens for the greater part of this week following a technical hiccup at the power utility’s vending system. Chasi threatened to fire the company subcontracted by Zesa for electricity vending and purchasing. “Failure […]

Customers fume over Zesa system failure

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) says its electronic systems are struggling with high numbers of transactions, leading to its failure to process payment for desperate customers.   Thousands of customers have been struggling to purchase electricity tokens countrywide with long queues being seen at the ZETDC centres at Harare purchasing points and […]