Zimbabwe’s Co-Ash Resources to Build 1,000 Megawatt Power Plant

Co-Ash Resources (Pvt) Ltd. will build a 1,000 megawatt plant fired with coal waste in Hwange, western Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority said.

“The proposed plant will generate electricity using waste coal fines near Hwange,” Zera said in a statement handed to reporters today in the capital, Harare. The company will clean up “the now hazardous, heavily mined environment while generating power,” it added.

The regulator has approved a license for the plant, to be known as Hwange-CAR Advanced Plasma Waste Gasification Plant, it said. Zera didn’t say how much the plant would cost to build or when it was expected to begin generating electricity.

Zimbabwe generates and imports about 1,200 megawatts of power against demand for about 2,200 megawatts, leaving industrial and domestic consumers to face daily power outages.

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