Electricity and energy


and energy

The mining industry in Zimbabwe consumes about 16% of total electricity demand. With anticipated investments in mining under the US$12 billion vision, electricity demand from the mining industry is expected to grow to over 4 000 MWh per year from the current levels of 2 756 MWh. With most mines operating 24 hours per day/ 7 days a week electricity is a critical input in mineral production. Some mining organisations have vertically integrated operations with processing and smelting facilities making electricity supply a critical requirement.

The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe established the Electricity and Power Development committee whose mandate is to

  • Advise the Executive Committee on electricity and power matters that impact the mining industry

  • Formulate positions on Electricity and Power Development matters for advocacy and lobby

  • Engage stakeholders on behalf of the Chamber of Mines