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


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


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


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


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


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


Sable pins hope on electricity subsidy renewal

Operations at ammonium nitrate producer Sable Chemicals hang in the balance as the Government is yet to renew a power subsidy agreement that it entered with the company to enable it sustain production...

By New Ziana | Published: 14 April 2014


Zimbabwe to boost energy output

ZIMBABWE plans to construct three solar-powered plants in the west of the country at a cost of $540-million in a bid to ease electricity shortages in the country, an official with the state power comp...

By Reuters | Published: 11 December 2013


Zimbabwe's power generation to increase

Zimbabwe's overall power generation is forecast to increase by an annual average of 6.9 percent between 2013 and 2022, to reach 15.2 Terawatt hours (TWh). The biggest contributor being coal fired powe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 October 2013


ZPC working on $6 billion power projects

Zimbabwe Power Company is working on a number of new generation and expansion projects worth an estimated $5,7 billion to boost supply.Zimbabwe is battling a perennial power shortage of over 800MW whi...

By New Ziana | Published: 28 October 2013


Zimbabwe faces electricity deficit

ZIMBABWE experienced a 17,69 percent deficit on its total domestic and commercial electricity requirements during the eight months to August 2013, official industry data has shown.The magnitude implie...

By Business Reporter | Published: 30 September 2013


Zesa intensifies electricity disconnections

ZESA Holdings has intensified electricity disconnections to its customers as a way of forcing them to pay up and also to maintain the availability of electricity by ploughing money back into generatin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 September 2013


Govt mulls 5% electricity subsidy for farmers

GOVERNMENT is working on a legal instrument that guides parties to contract farming as part of measures to deal with inherent disputes that have been associated with the arrangement while at the same ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 September 2013


Zimbabwe govt urged to invest in power

Industrialists have called upon the government to make substantial investments in power generation and the adoption of renewable energy to boost industrial capacity utilisation.The call for the invest...

By Business reporter | Published: 21 August 2013


Govt to scrap electricity bills, says Mujuru

Vice President Joice Mujuru says the government intends to scrap electricity bills that were accumulated since the hyper-inflationary era to lessen the burden on people.Mujuru who was addressing peopl...

By Business reporter | Published: 08 August 2013

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