Zimbabwe is set to negotiate a new power import deal with neighbouring South Africa to compensate for a shortfall in hydroelectric power, Reuters has reported.
South African state-owned utility Eskom’s 300 MW deal with Zimbabwe ran out in January.
New imports would be paid for on an upfront basis.
Eskom is still owed up to $40 million for unpaid volumes from Zimbabwean state-owned electricity distribution company Zesa Holdings.
Zesa in turn is owed around $1 billion in unpaid electricity bills by consumers.
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