ZIMBABWE: The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) is going to conduct a study to see how much funding is required to upgrade its distribution infrastructure.

Zimbabwe’s ZESA focuses on distribution infrastructure

Zimbabwe: The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) is going to conduct a study to see how much funding is required to upgrade its distribution infrastructure.

ZESA’s spokesperson Fullard Gwasira talked about the development stating that the power utility is certain on the amount of funding required for transmission infrastructure, which he said will be $200 million.

It is said that ZESA loses 20 % of scarce power generated internally or the one imported from the region due to faulty transmission and distribution infrastructure, but ZESA argues the figure is below 4 %. It should also be mentioned that the global average is about 10 %.

Gwasira said there is need to support the power infrastructure in various urban settlements under construction around the country, which include transformers, low voltage power lines and strengthening cable joints.

It is also reported that the power utility requires $200 million that would enable it to implement about 138 new electrification projects in the country. It is expected that the projects will connect the households of 102,000 people to the national electricity grid.

Source: ESI AFRICA