Story by Mhlomuli Ncube
THE Hwange Unit 7 which was synchronized on Monday has now reached 207 megawatts with the ultimate target being to feed 300 megawatts to the national grid.
The Hwange Thermal Power Expansion Project has set the country on a firm path to energy self-sufficiency.
Project Manager Engineer Forbes Chanakira is satisfied with the way the synchronisation process has gone so far.
“It is a process that has pleased us. The results are what we have been expecting and where we have the generator undergo different tests, we are happy,” said Engineer Chanakira.
Switched on Monday evening, Unit 7 will gradually feed power onto the national grid until it reaches its 300 megawatts capacity.
Unit 8 also awaits the same procedure after completion.
The country is guaranteed a reliable 600 megawatts when the two units feed power to the national grid.