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ZIMBABWE POWER COMPANY (ZPC)

Website: http://www.zpc.co.zw

BACKGROUND

The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) incorporates all generation plants of Hwange, Kariba and the small thermal power stations namely Harare Power Station, Bulawayo and Munyati Power Stations. The company's mandate is to generate electricity for the domestic market. The Small Thermal Power Stations are operating as embedded generators (i.e. power stations that are directly connected to the distribution network) but will be dispatched only to meet supply shortfalls as follows:

For strategic system security.
To cover constraints on the national grid.
To provide an alternative to imports to reduce demand on foreign currency.
To sell electricity to the domestic market through PPA's with the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission Company (ZETCO).


PRODUCTS & SERVICES
The Zimbabwe Power Company is embarking on the following expansion programmes to ensure self-sufficiency in energy requirements by 2007:

The expansion of Hwange Power Station by an additional two Units of 300MW each
Kariba South extension by an additional two units of 150MW each
Coal bed methane potential of 300MW Combine Cycle Gas Turbine
Mini-Hydro projects-ZPC continues to explore on small scale hydroelectric potential in the country.
The Zimbabwe Power Company strives to be a leading regional player in the generation of power and energy related services.

Load Shedding Status

    Minimal
    Light

 
  Moderate
    Heavy
    Severe

Power Generation Stats

Gen Station

05 June 2017

Energy
(Megawatts)
Hwange

546 MW

Kariba 694 MW
Harare

0     MW

Munyati 0     MW
Bulawayo 

0     MW

Imports   0-350 MW
Total

 

1620MW

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

Fax:+263 4 774542/3
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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

05 June 2017

Energy
(Megawatts)
Hwange

546 MW

Kariba 694 MW
Harare

0     MW

Munyati 0     MW
Bulawayo 

0     MW

Imports   0-350 MW
Total

 

1620MW

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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.