Zimbabwe to negotiate new South Africa power deal

Zimbabwe is set to negotiate a new power import deal with neighbouring South Africa to compensate for a shortfall in hydroelectric power.
By Staff reporter 14 March 2017 0 25038

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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