Zimbabwe: Zesa Dithers Over Ethanol Plant
(AllAfrica.com) …GreenFuel partnered Government in a US$600 million ethanol production project in Chisumbanje, currently with the capacity to produce 18MW, using bio-waste for ethanol manufacture.
But there is no infrastructure to carry electricity from the ethanol plant onto the Zesa grid for distribution across the country.
There is need for the establishment of a 233KVA line from Chisumbanje to Chiredzi as the existing 33KVA line is too small to carry the 18MW load. The power from the Chisumbanje ethanol plant is more than the output of Harare Thermal Power Station due to infrastructure problems.
Analysts have questioned why Zesa had not moved quickly to establish the requisite infrastructure for transmitting the power onto the national grid.
…”Zesa indicated the company (GreenFuel) were supposed to put up the infrastructure,” said Mr Mupamhanga, in response to a question from the committee. READ MORE and MORE (Zimdiaspora.com July 13, 2012)