HDF Energy Signs MOU With Zimbabwe’s ZETDC For Utility-Scale Solar Project + Green Hydrogen Storage

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 20:05:56 +0000

Hydrogène de France (HDF Energy) has announced that it has reached a further milestone in the development of Zimbabwe’s first high-powered green hydrogen power plant, the Middle Sabi Renewstable®, by signing an MOU with the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC). HDF Energy is developing the Middle Sabi Renewstable® in the Chipinge District, Manicaland […]

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New Coal-Fired Unit Operating at Zimbabwe’s Largest Thermal Power Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 17:57:04 +0000

The first of two 300-MW units being built as part of the expansion of a coal-fired generating station in Zimbabwe has come online. The Zimbabwe Power Co. (ZPC) said the unit began sending electricity to the national grid late on March 20. ZPC in a statement said, “Power will be progressively fed into the grid […]

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Could The Transition To Electric Mobility On The African Continent Support Development Of Local Battery Manufacturing?

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2023 18:05:50 +0000

The transition to electric mobility presents a major opportunity for the African continent to leapfrog into the age of electric mobility, allowing most of the continent’s population to bypass the ICE age. Africa’s low motorization rates compared to other parts of the world makes this highly probable. Already in several African countries, there are some […]

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First Smart Microgrid In Zimbabwe Installed At Shopping Center In Harare

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 21:20:26 +0000

A new smart microgrid at the 68 Ridgeway North shopping center in Harare is really a game-changer for the tenants in the complex. Charles Pickering was born in Kadoma, 149 kilometers southwest of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. His family was farming in the area. He then moved to the United Kingdom in 1980 before coming back […]

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Mozambique To Step Up Electricity Exports To Its Load-Shedding Stricken Neighbors

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 16:12:59 +0000

Mozambique currently has a low electrification rate with only 40% of its population having access to electricity. 36% of the population has access from the grid and 4% via off-grid projects. Mozambique wants to accelerate its access to electricity projects to meet its targets of universal access to electricity by 2030. This will be backed […]

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NeedEnergy Launches Its First Project As It Moves To Get Zimbabwe Closer To The Grid Edge

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2023 02:00:58 +0000

For the last couple of decades, Zimbabweans have been subjected to electricity rationing due to several reasons, such as frequent droughts affecting hydropower generation and regular breakdowns at the country’s aging coal power plants. This means most businesses operating in the commercial and industrial sector as well as in the mining and agricultural sectors generally […]

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Surviving 20-Hour Daily Power Cuts With An Electric Car In Zimbabwe

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 19:00:58 +0000

Frank Sinatra, in his iconic song New York, New York, said “If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere, it’s up to you, New York, New York.” In October 2009, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys released their smash hit “Empire State of mind” where Jay-Z says he feels like the new Sinatra because “Since […]

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Zimbabwe Wants To Fast-Track 27 Solar PV Projects Totaling 1,000 MW To Help Deal With Electricity Crisis. Will It Work?

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2022 16:30:40 +0000

Zimbabwe has an installed electricity generation capacity of about 2,300 MW, but there is a huge problem. The Zimbabwe Power Company’s (ZPC) thermal plants are very old and keep breaking down. There are three small coal power plants in Harare, Munyati, and Bulawayo that have installed capacities of at least 80 MW but most of […]

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Update On Zimbabwe’s Net Metering Program

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 16:00:41 +0000

In 2020, following some pilot projects, Zimbabwe’s electric utility company ZETDC started its net metering program. Zimbabwe’s net metering regulations say anyone who has a renewable energy source, e.g. wind or solar, and has a grid-tied inverter can apply for net-metering. At the time they were introduced, the threshold to apply for net metering was […]

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A New Platinum Mine In Zimbabwe Is Getting 30 MW Solar PV From The Get-Go!

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 19:05:32 +0000

Construction of the Johannesburg and London stock exchange-listed new platinum mine of Tharisa’s in Zimbabwe has started at the Karo Platinum site, which will include a 30 MW solar PV array. Tharisa is a platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome co-producer and owns 70% of Karo Mining Holdings (Karo), which in turn indirectly owns 85% […]

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