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Two Units At Hwange Power Station Restored To Service

The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has managed to restore to service two units at Hwange Power Station that have been down for several days resulting in extended load-shedding.

In recent days, Zimbabweans in some parts of the country had to endure more than 12 hours a day without electricity after the 110MW Unit 3 and the 210MW Unit 6 came off-grid.

In an interview with State media in Kariba, Energy and Power Development permanent secretary Gloria Magombo said the two units had been restored to service. Said Magombo:

We had lost two units at Hwange Power Station and I am happy that I got an update that production has been restored. The situation has to improve to our normal levels by the weekend.

The first to be restored was Unit 6 on Wednesday and I got an update that Unit 3 has also been restored.

Magombo said the power supply situation is expected to improve by November when production begins at Hwange with the completion of Unit 7.

Unit 7 will be generating 300MW and Unit 8, which is expected to come on stream in early 2023, is also expected to generate 300MW. | The Herald

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