Zimbabwe is expected to save millions of dollars on power imports following an increase in power generation at Hwange Thermal Power Station to 661 megawatts since the beginning of this month.

Failure to refurbish power stations is costing the nation millions of dollars per year on power imports, but the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo told journalists this week that refurbishment works at Hwange Thermal Power Station unit six have been finalised.

The development has increased power generation capacity, according to the minister.

Hwange Thermal Power Station has six generating units which however require huge capital outlay in terms of refurbishments.

With an installed capacity of producing 920mw, power output at the station has over the years dropped to about 500mw and below due to equipment breakdown and low coal supplies among other challenges