P-ZW-F00-002

Project Details
ID: P-ZW-F00-002 Name: POWER STUDIES Status: Completed Country: Zimbabwe
Sector: Power Approval date: 21-mai-1991 Task Manager: FIKRU Bizuneh, RDGS4
Total cost: 1350000
Currency: UAC
Source(s) of financing
ADF: 1151315
Government: 200000
Implementing Agency: GOUVERNEMENT DU BURUNDI Location: Throughout Zimbabwe

Objectives

Rural Electrification Master Plan Study aims at examining the technical, financial, economic, social and environmental aspects of supplying power to growth centres in Zimbabwe (in rural areas and Harare). The Harare/Bulawayo study aims at preparing a comprehensive programme of improvements and modifications for a range of possible growth of demand for electricity in the two cities. The Rural Electrification study determines the list cost options of supply to the rural centres.

Description

The RE Study will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will be pre-feasibility study and on approval of the findings of the first phase, a feasibility stage will be carried out. The Harare/Bulawayo study will be caried out in the feasibility phase.

Benefits

The electricity demand in Zimbabwe has been rising rapidly in the past. The Government Zimbabwe intends to provide electricity to its rural growth centres according to a well prepared plan so as to optimally utilize the resources. Also, the two largest cities, Harare and Bulawayo have been experiencing problems with distribution system which is old and needs extension and strengthening for meeting the demand which is likely to come up during the next 10 years. As such, the Government of Zimbabwe requested the Bank Group to finance the two studies. The Bank Group agreed to the request and approved financing of 1.15 million UA in May 1991.

Rational

The electricity demand in Zimbabwe has been rising rapidly in the past. The Government Zimbabwe intends to provide electricity to its rural growth centres according to a well prepared plan so as to optimally utilize the resources. Also, the two largest cities, Harare and Bulawayo have been experiencing problems with distribution system which is old and needs extension and strengthening for meeting the demand which is likely to come up during the next 10 years. As such, the Government of Zimbabwe requested the Bank Group to finance the two studies. The Bank Group agreed to the request and approved financing of 1.15 million UA in May 1991.