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Dear Readers, Welcome to the power column. We have recently experienced a number of system disturbances which affected the performance of our power stations, especially Hwange and Bulawayo, resulting in a negative variance in relation to the energy sent out in the second quarter. We have since started tuning in p...

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  • Hwange

    Situated in the North Western part of Zimbabwe, Hwange Power Station is the largest coal-fired power station with 920MW installed capacity which comprises of 4x120MW and 2x220 MW units. ...

  • Kariba

    In 1955, it was decided to dam the Zambezi River at the Kariba Gorge to supply power to Zimbabwe and Zambia. Three years later and despite many difficulties, including record ...

  • Harare

    This Power station is located in the Workington area of the capital city along Coventry road. Station 1 commissioned in 1942 had a capacity of 21MW but was decommissioned ...

  • Bulawayo

    Located in the second-largest city of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo Power Station is connected to the national grid through 11kV and 33kV systems. The plant was commissioned between 1947 and 1957 as an ...

  • Munyati

    Munyati Power Station is situated five kilometers off the Harare-Bulawayo Road at the 183-kilometre peg. Built in stages between 1946 and 1957, the thermal station originally had a capacity of ...

Generation statistics

Munyati 27MW
Bulawayo 24MW
Harare 30MW
Kariba 645MW
Hwange 592MW
TOTAL 1318MW Download full report
Last Updated: 03 July 2015