“Efforts To Install Solar Power At All Airports Underway” – Energy Minister

Energy Minister, advocate Fortunate Chasi has said that efforts to instal solar power at all Airports were already underway.

Posting on Twitter, Chasi said:

ENERGY UPDATE: Efforts afoot to place all airports on solar… No stopping now.

His remarks come as the country is facing a very huge power deficit which has seen most parts of the country going without power between 0400 hours and 2200 hours.

Zimbabwe power utility, ZESA, has attributed the shortage to dwindling water levels at Kariba Dam which supplies the Kariba South Hydropower Station.

ZESA also say that ageing equipment at the Hwange Thermal power station has contributed immensely to the shortage of electricity in the country.

Resultantly, the country has been engaging its counterparts in the Southern African region in a bid to import more power.

So far, the country has managed to secure 400 megawatts from South Africa power utility, ESKOM and is in the process of securing more power from Mozambique power utility, Hydro Cahorra Bassa.

A huge debt the country owes to both local and foreign power providers is a huge hurdle standing in between ZESA and potential power suppliers.

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