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Zimbabwe Coal to Produce 2 400 MW of Electricity by 2023 - Mr Chitando

Coal News - Published on Wed, 18 Sep 2019

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New Zimbabwe, citing Mr Winston Chitando Mines Mining Development Minister, reported that government was planning to work towards generating energy by taking advantage of thermal coal which has the potential to generate over 2 400 megawatts by 2023. He expressed optimism over the new plans saying the country will definitely be positioned as an electricity exporter. Thermal coal will be used to generate electricity as we intend to tap into the mineral’s potential. Currently, Zimbabwe requires about 1 900 megawatts of electricity per day and the intervention I am talking about will see the country generating 2 400 megawatts and I can safely say that Zimbabwe will be a net exporter of electricity by 2024.

Mr Chitando said that the potential in thermal coal, coupled with other projects in the Binga area, will achieve self- sufficiency for the country’s electricity needs.

The senior government official said that the intervention is part and parcel of the ambitious plan to transform the country’s mining sector into a USD 12 billion industry in the next four years with hopes to reap benefits in terms of increased employment creation, tax revenue generation, among other benefits.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 18 Sep 2019
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