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Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) said that the Pungwe B hydropower station was expected to be fully operational in 2015. The hydropower station has the potential to generate 50 MW once completed to help make up 800 kW needed to meet demand. Current demand stands at 2,000 MW, but the country only produces 1,200 MW.
Zera CEO Gloria Magombo said that 2.75 MW had been commissioned in November and the rest would be done in Q1 2015.
The southern African country has four mini hydropower stations via IPPs already running. Larger projects are still considered in the prefeasibility period.