BUSINESS NEWS

Zera delists seven power producers

THE Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has cancelled licences of seven Independent Power Producers (IPPs) that have failed to kick start their projects within stipulated timeframes as it move...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 October 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Zesa to review power tariffs monthly

Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) holdings acting group chief executive officer, Engineer Patrick Chivaura says electricity tariffs will be now reviewed monthly at inter-bank market rates a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 October 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Powerless Zesa blacklists debtors

ZESA Holdings has embarked on a nationwide blitz on defaulters and is blacklisting them so that they cannot open new accounts using different addresses. In an interview, ZESA spokesperson Mr Fullard G...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 October 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

11 500MW required to power Zimbabwe's Vision 2030

GOVERNMENT has called on the private sector to come on board and help increase investment in the energy sector to buttress attainment of an upper middle-income economy by 2030, which will require abou...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 October 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Power supply to improve long-term

Government is working on various policies to ensure sustainable electricity supply in the long-term after securing a deal from Mozambique's Hydroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) of Mozambique for the s...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 October 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

ZESA set to increase power exports to Namibia

State-run Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) senior officials are expected to meet with executives from Namibia's electricity company NamPower and finalise some on-going negotiations for the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

39 solar power projects get nod

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has processed 39 solar power projects that have capacity to generate up 1 151,87MW, as the country moves towards renewable energy to contain shortages. ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Mutoko Independent Power Producer pumps 2.5 megawatts into national grid

MUTOKO community is experiencing less hours of load shedding after a local Independent Power Producer, Nyangani Renewable Energy (NRE) started pumping its solar power into the national grid.NRE is the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 August 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe power outages a manifestation of endemic corruption in govt

THE massive daily power outages rocking the country have had a devastating impact on an already fragile economy, throwing into disarray President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mantra that "Zimbabwe is open for...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2019

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Power cut claims at JM Nkomo airport dismissed

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) has dismissed claims that a fastjet aircraft failed to land at Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo on Wednesday evening due ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Power blackouts shatter Bulawayo firms

POWER outages are wrecking Bulawayo's businesses, amid fears that the debilitating electricity cuts may force the closure of some firms, captains of commerce and industry have warned.This comes as Zim...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 July 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

RioZim, Zesa to ink power deal

RIOZIM says its US$1,5 billion investment into building a 2 800 megawatts thermal power station in Sengwa, Gokwe North, remains firmly on course with the company now moving to the next phase of prelim...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Chasi flies to SA to finalise a power import deal with Eskom

Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi is in South Africa to finalise a power import deal with Eskom as the Government moves to reduce power shortages. Minister Chasi's trip to South Afri...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Power cuts cripple informal sector

THE incessant power cuts being experienced across the country have hit the informal sector hardest with players now spending long hours or days without production. The power utility, Zesa, is implemen...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

'Mozambique, Zimbabwe power deal done'

Mozambique is ready to assist Zimbabwe with increased supplies of electricity from Cahora Bassa, the President has said. He was speaking on the sidelines of the 12th Extraordinary Summit on the Contin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2019

POLITICS

ZACC gets arresting powers

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) - for long been rapped for being a toothless bulldog - now has arresting powers as Government takes giant strides in its quest to tackle the scourge of c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 July 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Batoka power plant construction set for next year

Zambia and Zimbabwe will start building the 2 400MW Batoka Gorge hydropower plant next year, a company jointly owned by the two governments said yesterday. The Batoka project involves construction of ...

By Reuters | Published: 03 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Power cuts worsen Bulawayo water rationing

THE water crisis in the second largest city is set to worsen after the local authority said the ongoing power challenges have grossly affected its pumping capacity.The city council introduced a 36-hou...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 July 2019

POLITICS

Chamisa cements power

A MONTH after out-manoeuvring his MDC competitors at the party's Gweru congress, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, pictured, yesterday moved to consolidate his power - demoting some of the party's sta...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2019

POLITICS

Mnangagwa's political dialogue not a power sharing deal

Government says national political dialogue recently launched by President Mnangagwa was not a power sharing negotiation or an initiative towards the creation of Government of National Unity (GNU) but...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 June 2019

POLITICS

Mnangagwa consolidates power, boots out Chiwenga ally

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday tweaked his political bureau by axing Zanu-PF national commissar Engelbert Rugeje and replacing him with a trusted lieutenant - Victor Matemadanda.The surprise c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Bulawayo Power station ownership transferred illegally without council knowledge

THE dispute between the Bulawayo City Council and the Zimbabwe Power Company over the ownership of the Bulawayo Power Station has taken a dramatic twist after it emerged that title deeds to the disput...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 May 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Sengwa power station project set to start

LISTED mining group, RioZim, says it is set to kick start development of the proposed US$2 billion Sengwa Thermal Power Station project in Gokwe before the end of this year. In a statement accompanyin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 May 2019

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Zesa engages BCC over power station

State power utility Zesa Holdings says it will engage Bulawayo City Council (BCC) and other stakeholders to resolve the ownership wrangle over Bulawayo Power Station, which BCC claims to own. This com...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Gono pursues power-generation

A company owned by former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono has applied for a licence to operate a 36 megawatt (MW) solar plant.According to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority, TD En...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 January 2019
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