The production of electricity in Mozambique by the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric dam in the second quarter totalled 4,245 gigawatts hours (Gwh), exceeding by 6 percent the target set of 4,002 Gwh, Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) said in a statement.
HCB also said the good performance of generating and power transmission equipment as a result of implementing the annual maintenance plans had also contributed to the better-than-expected production level.
In the second quarter progress was seen in the implementation of the dam modernisation projects, including pre-recovery of the substation and recovery of unloaders as well as the project to recover the main transformers at the plant.
The statement from HCB also noted the beginning of the project to reinforce the bases of the towers along the transmission lines in the rivers Save, Limpopo and Nuanetsi to withstand the force of discharges in periods of peak rainfall. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s power production and distribution company, ZESA Holdings, paid the remaining debt of US$100 million that it owed to HCB.
Julian Chinembiri, director-general of the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company, a subsidiary of ZESA Holdings, told the Financial Gazette that the company paid off the US$30 million still owed to HCB. (macauhub/MZ)