Hwange Unit Reaches Maximum Capacity of 355 Megawatts

By Leafias Mazviro

In a significant milestone for Zimbabwe’s energy sector, the Hwange Thermal Power Station Unit has successfully achieved its maximum capacity of 355 megawatts during its ongoing testing phase, as confirmed by Power China-Zimbabwe Company.

This development marks a crucial step forward in the nation’s quest for reliable and sustainable power generation, signaling a potential boost to the country’s electricity supply and its overall energy infrastructure.

Power China-Zimbabwe is conducting a series of performance tests at Hwange Unit 8 and the company said it had reached its optimum point.

“The output of Hwange 8 first achieved its full capacity of 355MW on the 13th of June, and the Unity 8 will subsequently carry out a series of performance experiments.

“Meanwhile, the total amount of electricity produced by the Hwange Power Station has reached a record of 740MW,” said the company on the Tweeter post.

The process of upgrading Hwange Thermal Power Station Unit 7 and 8 has improved electricity supply nationwide as the station now generating 740 megawatts.

The self-sufficient of the country in terms of electricity will help country to archive its vision 2030 of being Middle Income Society. As the country thrives to replicate the 2023 wheat of achieving flour self-sufficiency, the Government has already assured farmers of uninterrupted power supplies during the winter wheat farming season.

#Improved power generation is helping Zimbabwe reduce electricity imports, ease power cuts and drive increased industrial production as there is guaranteed electricity supply, a key economic enabler and driver towards Vision 2030.

In 2022, country experience very bad loadsheding which affected many businesses both small and big companies. When country continue to experience such economic hazards, economy will melee and the general populace will suffer.

Government is showing its efforts through the connection of Nyabira Solar Plant with capacity to produce 25MW to the national grid.

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