Kupinga power station in Chipinge ward six is now operating at 92 percent after having started electricity generation early this year.

As the country is grappling with efforts to produce enough electricity, small power plants can come handy to improve the situation and reduce power importation.

The establishment of Kupinga power station in Chipinge is one such project that has given hope to prospecting investors that power generation is a worthwhile investment venture.

Kupinga min-hydro power station operations manager, Engineer Michael Cain said despite siltation challenges faced by the station, his company which started operations in January this year, is currently operating at 92 percent capacity producing 1400 kilowatts while finishing touches on the plant are being made.

Local councillor and Chipinge Rural District Council town chairperson, Councillor Phineas Muzamana said apart from feeding the national grid, the project has created employment in the area.

He however said there is need to deal with siltation issues that can affect the survival of the project.

The establishment of Kupinga power project is expected to generate more interest to embark on similar projects in the province as there are many places where similar projects can be done.