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Our Background

Following the passing of two Acts by the Parliament of Zimbabwe, the Electricity Act (Chapter 13:19) and the Rural Electrification Fund Act (Chapter 13:20) comprehensive reforms have since been experienced in the electricity industry.

The Electricity Act also ushered in the formation of five successor companies, the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC), Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission Company (ZETCO), Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZEDC), ZESA Enterprises and Powertel Communications.
In line with the approved structure, all power generation assets and operations are under ZESA Holdings generation subsidiary, the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) formed in October 1996.

Distribution assets and supply functions fall under the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZEDC),

ZESA Enterprises, another subsidiary of ZESA Holdings comprises of four business units namely ZESA Technology Centre, Production and Services, Transport Logistics and Projects. It is a flexible investment arm for ZESA Holdings that has a diversified business portfolio.

Transmission grid assets and operations fall under the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission Company (ZETCO),

A separate Rural Electrification Fund, a Board and Agency have been set up under the Rural Electrification Fund Act, passed in January 2002. The Agency is administering a special fund formed under this Act to finance rural electrification projects. The Board is accountable to the Minister of Energy and Power Development.

Load Shedding Status

    Minimal
    Light

 
  Moderate
    Heavy
    Severe

Power Generation Stats

Gen Station

03 May 2017

Energy
(Megawatts)
Hwange

340 MW

Kariba 726 MW
Harare

15 MW

Munyati 0     MW
Bulawayo 

13  MW

Imports   0-350 MW
Total

 

1507 MW

Comparative Average Tariffs

  • Global Tariffs
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  • Regional Tariffs

US14c kWh

  • Zimbabwe Tarriffs

US9.83c kWh

Contact Details

+263 4 773302/04-10,
+263 4 773314/16/18/19/24/28-31/34,
+263 4 774491/96/98-9

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Address:     Electricity Centre
                       25 Samora Machel Ave
                       Harare

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Load Shedding Status

    Minimal
    Light

 
  Moderate
    Heavy
    Severe

Power Generation Stats

Gen Station

03 May 2017

Energy
(Megawatts)
Hwange

340 MW

Kariba 726 MW
Harare

15 MW

Munyati 0     MW
Bulawayo 

13  MW

Imports   0-350 MW
Total

 

1507 MW

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ZESA HOLDINGS (PVT) LTD

 

 

 

POWER SUPPLY UPDATE

 

ZESA Holdings would like to advise its valued customers countrywide of the reduction in generation at Kariba Power Station due to depleted dam water levels, commencing on Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 1800hrs, in compliance with the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) requirement to scale down on water consumption.

 

Generation will consequently be reduced from the normal 750MW to 475MW until dam levels have risen to the requisite levels.

 

During this period, the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) will take full advantage of the reduction of Units in service at Kariba to undertake the annual statutory maintenance, scheduled to be conducted between the 1st of September 2015 and 28 January 2016.

 

Whilst generation at thermal power stations is not affected by hydrological issues, Units at Hwange Power Station will also undergo statutory maintenance which will be completed by 7 October 2015, to ensure greater safety and reliability going forward.

 

The power utility further advises customers that the planned annual maintenance of Hwange and the reduction in water levels at Kariba dam will lead to changes being effected to the previously publicized load shedding schedule.

 

Consumers will experience suppressed power supplies until generation is brought back to normal levels.

 

Although the effects of load shedding will be minimized with possible power imports where available, ZESA Holdings urges consumers to use the available power very sparingly to minimize the extent and duration of load shedding.

 

ZESA Holdings sincerely apologises for the unavoidable inconvenience caused.