Zim mulls energy policy

Zim mulls energy policy
Published: 26 February 2014

Zimbabwe is formulating an energy policy aimed at curbing excessive load shedding.

The policy will focus mainly on energy efficiency and conservation.

The southern African country - relying on hydro and thermal energy - requires around 2 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity but currently generates about 1 300MW, importing the remainder.

Load shedding, lasting longer than 12 hours a day, have affected both commercial and domestic users.

He told a "National energy efficiency audit for Zimbabwe" stakeholder workshop yesterday that the virtual capacity could be obtained at much lower investment costs.

Energy ministry's director of power conservation Raphael Tirivanhu said they would cost approximately $200 per kilowatt (KW) compared to new projects which cost $2 000 to $3 000.
- dailynews
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