Mnangagwa to commission Kariba South station today
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.
All set for the commissioning of the Kariba South Hydro Power Station Expansion Programme by H.E @edmnangagwa this morning. @ChamuMurava on the ground to give you live coverage. @ZimMediaReview @mqheletshuma1 @263Chat @OpenParlyZw @ZBCNewsonline pic.twitter.com/4VMGi7bUMo— SFM (@SfmZimbabwe) March 28, 2018
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.