Zimbabwe Power Company plans to build $100m solar power plant

Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) is outlining plans to construct a $100m solar PV plant in the Midlands Province of the country.

The electricity generated from the 100MW plant in Zvishavane would be fed into the national transmission line, The Financial Gazette reported.

Confirming the construction of plant, ZPC business performance manager Bernard Chizengeya stated that the company had recently completed the feasibility test for the plant.

“We are already done with the feasibility studies and the project will require about US$100 million. We are going to tender soon to get a contractor who can provide part of the funding,” elaborated Chizengeya.

The new plant is expected to cater to the country’s energy demand of 2,200MW, of which the power generation capacity is reportedly at 1,000MW. Meanwhile, ZPC also has five energy projects in the pipeline across the country.