Zimbabwe Eyes Power Surplus by 2018

Zimbabwe Eyes Power Surplus by 2018

Zimbabwe’s government is targeting power surplus by 2018 as a result of several energy projects that are currently being implemented in different parts of the country, All Africa reported,

Director for Policy and Planning at the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Benson Munyaradzi, said that power demand is also declining through efficient use of power by stakeholders. He further explained that they do not anticipate any power shortages up to 2018 due to a number of power projects that are almost complete. “We are actually going to have a surplus of power,” he noted.

According to BH24, Munyaradzi said: “Government has put in place long term and short term measures targeting to increase power in the country. The short term measures include the use of diesel generators with the one at Dema which is expected to produce 100 MW for the grid.”

The demand for power in Zimbabwe reached a maximum demand of 2,200 MW in 1996, which is the highest demand the country has ever reached. Today, the maximum demand is averaging 1,300 MW to 1,500 MW, according to Munyaradzi’s statement.


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