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Mnangagwa to commission Kariba South station today

by Staff reporter
28 Mar 2018 at 09:42hrs | Views
President Mnangagwa will today commission two new units (Unit 7 and 8) at Kariba South Power Station, which have added an extra 300 mega watts (MW) to the national grid.

The additional power supplies will help reduce the country's import bill. Zimbabwe currently owes Eskom about $60 million.

The new units will see the hydro power station producing 1 050MW.

The expansion of Kariba South, which started on November 10, 2014, was completed on March 10 this year.

Unit 7 came on stream on December 22 last year, while Unit 8 started running about a fortnight ago.

Kariba South Power Station was constructed from 1956 to 1960, with a power generating capacity 666MW.

A further uprating exercise took place between 1997 and 2003, which increased output to 750MW.

Source - online