Zimbabwe has so far saved 10 megawatts of power after confiscating 100 000 high energy consumption energy bulbs that were banned from use in line with the provisions of Statutory Instrument 21 of 2017.
Figures obtained by the ZBC News from the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) shows that the nation has already saved 10 megawatts of power following the ban on the highly energy consuming, but inefficient bulbs.
Contacted for comment, ZERA Chief Executive Officer Engineer Gloria Magombo confirmed to the ZBC News on Tuesday that while progress is being achieved in as much as ensuring Zimbabweans avoid the use of high energy bulbs, the authority is also embarking on an extensive monitoring scheme to ensure compliance.
“We are doing our best and we need to ensure all the key elements are done,” she said.
While assurances have been made of stable power supplies within the country, Zimbabwe is also forging ahead with renewable forms of energy to diversify sources and facilitate cheap rates.
Meanwhile, a women in energy conference will be held in the capital starting Wednesday this week as part of embracing women to take part in the male dominated sector.