Zim set to host SADC energy symposium

By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE and other SADC member countries who continue to face power shortages will make use of the forthcoming Regional Energy Regulators Association (RERA) Annual Conference to be held Victoria Falls next week to develop strategies to improve investments in the energy sector.
Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority ZERA Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr Edington Mazambani said the forthcoming high-level energy conference will have positive outcomes for the country.
“Zimbabwe is proud to be hosting the crucial meeting which is set for Victoria Falls. We expect that the outcomes of these discussions will enhance regional energy security and we want to package the region as a destination for energy investments,” he said.
The meeting to be held from the 17th to the 21st of this month is expected to focus on strategies to unlocking investments into the SADC energy sector, energy tariffs, energy sector regulatory environment and assess progress in uptake of renewable energy.
Host country, Zimbabwe is looking forward to making use of the conference to showcase some its major energy projects which include the one and half billion US dollar Hwange 7 and 8 Expansion and the 4 billion US dollar Batoka Hydro-Electric Scheme project.
Running under the theme, “Creating a conducive environment to enhance regional energy security, trade and investment,” the symposium will also see participants deliberating on the roadmap towards the setting up of the Regional Energy Regulatory Authority.

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