Zimplats Granted Generation Licence for Two Solar PV Projects Totalling 185 MW

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  • The Zimbabwean unit of Impala Platinum (Zimplats) has been granted licences to generate its own power.
  • The mining giant plans to invest US$201 million in 185MW of solar PV technology at its mining operations in Zimbabwe in an effort to augment intermittent power supply from the national grid. Read more
  • Zimbabwe is plagued with regular power outages and relies on power imports from Mozambique and South Africa. Read more

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has announced that it has granted Zimplats a licence to construct, own, operate and maintain a 105 MW solar photovoltaic power plant at Ngezi Mine in Mhondoro in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland West Province.

A second notice confirmed same for an 80 MW solar PV plant at Zimplats’ Selous Mine in Chegutu, Mashonaland West Province.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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