Why Zimbabwe quadrupled its electricity prices

Zimbabwe has increased the average electricity tariff by 320% to let the state power utility ramp up production and improve supplies at a time of daily rolling power cuts, the national energy regulato...

By Reuters | Published: 10 October 2019


Prepaid electricity vending system up today

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC)'s customers will from today be able to buy electricity tokens. This follows a short interruption of the system by the power utility for scheduled ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 October 2019


Mnangagwa to meet Ramaphosa over electricity

President Mnangagwa is expected to meet his South African counterpart on Sunday to discuss whether Zimbabwe's neighbour can export more electricity to the country in light of the current shortages bei...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2019


Electricity tariffs hike looms

Government says it will soon review electricity tariffs to reflect costs because current charges are no longer sustainable.Zimbabwe is currently facing its worst power shortages in years after low wat...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2019


General Electric eyes Zimbabwe methane gas

ZIMBABWE plans to conduct a full exploration of its gas deposits in a bid to establish the quantum of the key resource before engaging potential investors. Top United States firm, General Electric and...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 July 2019


Zim makes inroads on electric vehicles

Zimbabwe, the first and only African country to successfully set up a lithium-ion battery carbonate plant, is poised for a major role in the trillion dollar electric vehicles (EV) industry as it emerg...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018


Pre-paid electricity meters too expensive

EDITOR,While the move to have residents purchase their own household electricity pre-paid meters is a noble idea, there still lingers many questions regarding their accessibility.We acknowledge that Z...

By Tawanda Pamire | Published: 30 June 2018


Zim lags behind on electricity regulatory index

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has ranked the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) and Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) as having an average level of deve...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 June 2018


Smart technologies will drive Africa's electrical expansion

The use of advanced metering technologies is steadily on the rise in Africa, but, to evolve the business models of the electrical utilities operating on the continent, utilities still need to harness ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018


Zim destined to produce surplus electricity, fuel

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday told over 40 000 youths at a convention in Mkoba that Zimbabwe was destined to produce surplus electricity and fuel. "We signed an agreement for coal-bed-methane...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 June 2018


Chinotimba sued over electricity bill

BUHERA South MP Joseph Chinotimba has been summoned to the High Court by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) which is seeking to compel the legislator to settle a $4...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 May 2018


Private firms import electricity meters

The first of prepaid electricity meters imported by private firms that were recently licensed to sell the gadgets to consumers has arrived in the country, a senior government official has said. This w...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 April 2018


General Electric among five shortlisted by RioZim

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed conglomerate, General Electric, is among five foreign investors that diversified Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) listed miner RioZim hasshort-listed to develop its ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 April 2018


Harare electric buses deal on cards

An American company, Concept Media Group, is seeking to tie down Harare City Council to a deal to introduce intracity electric buses (E-buses).The firm plans to introduce the electricity-powered buses...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 April 2018


Government mulls fuel, electricity tax cut

GOVERNMENT has announced that it is considering a reduction in fuel and electricity taxes to improve industrial productivity.Energy and Power Development Minister, Simon Khaya Moyo, told The Financial...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 March 2018


Mnangagwa invites General Electric to Zimbabwe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa today met Mr Jay, W. Ireland, the President and CEO of an American multi-national conglomerate General Electric in Kigali, Rwanda on the sidelines of the Business forum he...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 March 2018


Fuel, electricity top imports bill

FUEL, cooking oil and electricity are on average chewing more than half of the $230 million allocated for imports monthly, showing very little signs of the foreign currency shortages easing anytime so...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 March 2018


Zim aims to 'power the world's electric cars'

Zimbabwe's mining minister has said the country has the capacity to boost its lithium supply, CNBC Africa reports.Winston Chitando told a mining investment conference in the capital, Harare, the coun...

By BBc | Published: 28 February 2018


ACF eyes electric arc furnace project

Kwekwe-based chrome miner African Chrome Fields (ACF) is in talks with a number of potential partners including ZimAlloys for joint value addition projects expected to result in at least two electric ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 February 2018


Govt to reduce electricity tariffs

Government plans to reduce power tariffs to below what is charged by its regional counterparts in a bid to improve the country's competitiveness.The average regional price stands at 7.50c/kWh compared...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 February 2018


High electricity tariffs crippling Zim industry

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) is pleading with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) to slash power tariffs in order to ensure viability of its members' businesses.In its pr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 January 2018


Works to increase Beitbridge electricity supply

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) is working on constructing a bigger substation to supply electricity to Beitbridge and a poly clinic.ZETDC system development man...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 September 2017


Electricity tariffs to remain stable this year

The government has ruled out an electricity tariffs hike this year saying any review will, however, be subject to consultations with relevant authorities.Zimbabwe's industry and commerce is currently ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 August 2017


Electricity tariff hike inevitable

Zimbabwe Energy and Power Development Minister Samuel Undenge says a power price increase in the country is unavoidable as the current subsidized tariff is unsustainable. Zera turned down an electrici...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 August 2017

Electrician: Hwange colliery company limited


By Hwange | Published: 18 July 2017

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