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ZESA tariffs are expected to keep going up

It looks like the 30% increase to everyone electricity bill is but one of more we will see this year. According to Minister for Energy Zhemu Soda ZESA tariffs are going to keep going up. “In order for us to achieve what we are envisioning, that is to provide adequate power and sustainable electricity, there […]


ZESA tariffs to go up by about 25%

Whoever said the only two things assured in life were death and taxes clearly wasn’t factoring in Zimbabweans. To that old saying, I think we can add ZESA Tariffs because we have seen a steady escalation of costs over last year. Most notably was the back to back 50% ZESA tariff hike we were all […]


Govt to give solar investors 5-year tax break

Alright, alright, alright…


ZESA: Loadshedding Back To Stage 1 But Kariba Producing Less Than 300MW

ZESA is finally receiving 400MW from Eskom and their spokesperson has come out and said that this means that Loadshedding can now return to the more palatable Stage 1 with 5-hour powercuts down from the 16 hours Zimbos we fast becoming used to. The electricity supply situation has improved significantly following interventions by both Government […]


[Download] Ministry Of Energy Releases National Renewable Energy Policy

The Ministry of Energy and Power Development has released a new renewable energy policy which they claim will bring “a strategic shift in Zim’s energy mix & enable us to join the world in the uptake of clean, green energy in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal.” The policy covers the following areas: Barriers […]


Let’s blame ZESA & Govt, but the “banned geyser” isn’t such a bad idea

The move by the government to start banning the use of geysers has been roundly criticised as a defensive strategy to solve a problem that needs something more proactive. However, there are some benefits that it could bring that people should consider.