ZERA revokeslicences for 5 Independent Power Producers

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The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera), has revoked the licence of 5 independent Power Producers (IPP), with some of the IPPs become accused of holding the licences for speculative purposes.   All 5 IPPs who lost their licences are yet to come up with integrated energy resource plans.  This brings the number of IPPs to 25 down from 25.

Mr Partson Mbiriri, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Power Development, speaking at a workshop in Gweru yesterday said:

We have about 30 IPPs holding on to licenses that have been approved. A few have implemented their projects like in the Eastern Highlands but the majority haven’t because of a number of reasons. We are looking at individual licences and where there is no appreciable movement in terms of implementation of a licensed project, the regulatory authority has cancelled some licenses and so far five have been cancelled.

We need to see how to assess IPPs on whether to follow the route of unsolicited bids which we are currently using or whether we go for the  auctioning system where you will say we have a site here and may the best company win in terms of specifications we would have put in place.

We need to see how to assess IPPs on whether to follow the route of unsolicited bids which we are currently using or whether we go for the  auctioning system where you will say we have a site here and may the best company win in terms of specifications we would have put in place

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