TECHNIKARI: ZESA’s strength is TRANSMISSION infrastructure, not power generation with DPA CEO Norman Moyo

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On this episode of Technikari, I was joined by Norman Moyo the CEO of the Econet Group subsidiary that Strive Masiyiwa said would be bigger than Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Econet WirelessDistributed Power Africa (DPA). We discussed the state of power generation in Africa with a particular focus on the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) and the shortfalls in power production that have been a feature of the last two decades and how that relates to Independent Power Producers (IPPs).

We also covered:

  • Why Independent Power Producers, like DPA, are only installing solar at mines and factories.
  • The equity deal DPA has with France’s national power company EDF.
  • ZESA’s strength is the transmission infrastructure it has, they should leverage that and let private players generate electricity.
  • The legacy debt and other problems plaguing ZESA and its African counterparts.
  • ZESA is importing expensive electricity and selling it to customers at a discount. This is unsustainable…
  • The US$100 Billion for renewable energy fund that Zimbabwe and Africa are missing out on.
  • Will DPA meet the ambition that Strive Masiyiwa has for it?
  • Nuclear power is too far off for Africa. We have the sun, let’s use it.

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  1. Anonymous

    I can think of 2 strengths that Zesa has and they are not distribution or anything related to electricity!

  2. Mukanya

    The worst thing that can happen is let companies like Econet take over something as critical to the nation as power generation

    1. Freda

      You right econet is a blood sucking vampire.

  3. Tractor Provider

    Highly recommended technical info for Zimbabweans!

  4. Introvert

    I bet electricity will be beyond the reach of many, especially in the hands of private players like DAP.

  5. Massey Ferguson 385 tractors Kenya

    Articles that are nice and very interesting I like to read the articles you make

  6. Tapiwa Mutombe

    Good reading..

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