Zimbabwe introduces smart-meter-led web metering as well as 500 MW solar tender

May 18, 2020 05:36 PM ET
  • Utility the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company has actually used solar energy system-owning consumers the possibility to run under brand-new web metering regulations. The state-owned utility has actually additionally begun tendering for an overall 500 MW of solar generation capability, according to Reuters.
Zimbabwe introduces smart-meter-led web metering as well as 500 MW solar tender
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The Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (Zetdc) has actually welcomed solar roof proprietors to sign up with a brand-new internet metering system.

The nationwide power transmission business has actually introduced the program for planetary system proprietors with wise meters, the price of which can be consisted of in the cost for protecting internet metering gain access to, if essential.

Similar to various other web metering systems, the state-owned body worried just electric device credit histories would certainly be consisted of in home expenses, not cash money settlements. "Net metering is beneficial to the utility as well as the country at large with the conserving of international money, as there will certainly be much less power imports," tweeted Zetdc.


Worldwide wire service Reuters has actually reported on a public notice provided by Zetdc today which shows up to suggest the utility has actually opened up a tender for 500 MW of solar generation ability. pv magazine has actually been incapable to locate the reported file on either the general public notification or tender areas of the Zetdc internet site at the time of going to press, nevertheless.

"The Zimbabwe Electricity and also Distribution Company (Zetdc) is planning to get 500 MW of PV solar plants of differing capabilities at various determined calculated places," Reuters priced estimate the utility as specifying in the file.

In January, the World Bank claimed it was aiding the Zimbabwean federal government present an affordable tendering program for acquiring huge range PV power projects under the lately finished National Renewable Energy Policy.

The country remains in determined demand of power generation ability as well as solar deals an economical, scalable service. Zimbabwe had just 12 MW of set up solar ability at the end of December, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Just 1 MW of solar was included in the nation's grid in 2019

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