Hwange Power Station Resumes Electricity Production After The Floods

According to ZPC on Twitter, the country’s largest thermal power station, Hwange Power Station is back on the grid after it had shut down due to the floods that hit the coal mining town on Saturday.

In a tweet, ZPC updated the nation:

Following unusually heavy rainfall in Hwange on 18 January 2020, Hwange Thermal Power Station was adversely affected by floods which flooded the stations ash pump house & cooling water pumps.Coal stocks were consequently dampened, leading to forced shutdown of the station.

Efforts currently are in place to resume generation at the plant. Units 1 and 4 returned to service this morning, while unit 2 is expected back in service by day end. Kindly bear with us as we work tirelessly to restore normal service.

It had been previously reported that Hwange had been knocked off the grid after the floods dampened the coal used to produce electricity.

Source: Twitter


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Hwange Power Station

Hwange Power Station is a power station owned and operated by the Zimbabwe Power Company. It is situated in the North-Western part of Zimbabwe and is the largest coal-fired power station with 920MW installed capacity which comprises of 4x120MW and 2x220 MW units. It is... Read More About Hwange Power Station

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