The Pungwe A Power Station was built in 2011 and 2012 by PGI. It is a 2.725MW scheme, taking water from the Nyamombe tributary of the Pungwe river.

Location/ Contact

The Pungwe A scheme is located in the Honde Valley at the confluence of the Nyamombe and Pungwe rivers. Honde Valley, Manica Province.

Current structure


The steel penstock has a diameter of 900mm and captures a maximum flow of 1000 litres per second at the weir on the Nyamombe river. It is returned to the river just below the confluence with the Pungwe, a distance of 2700m. The turbine is a Pelton design by Gilkes and the electricity generated is despatched into the grid via a 33KV line.
The maximum scheme output is 2.725MW and has a head of 312m. It is designed to operate at 40% of installed capacity, and generate 9 548MWh per year.


PGI own several power generation companies, including Pungwe A Power Station (Pvt) Ltd. All plants are managed by Nyangani Renewable Energy (Pvt) Ltd


The station was commissioned in January 2013.
The output is 2018 was 13 690MWh

Further Reading


  1. Pungwe A Power Station (Pvt) Ltd], Retrieved: 8 September 2019