Pungwe B Power Station (Pvt) Ltd

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The Pungwe B scheme was commissioned at the start of February 2015 and is now fully operational. Started in 2013, it took PGI 19 months to build. It is a 15MW scheme taking water from the Pungwe River.

Location/ Contact

The station is on the Pungwe River, Honde Valley, Manica Province.

Current structure

Physical

The offtake point is at 1 096m above sea level and the turbines are at 915m to give a head of 181m. The distance from the offtake point to the water returning to the river is 2000m. The scheme has a rated output of 15MW and is designed to operate at 34% of its installed capacity to generate 44,646 MWh per year.
The maximum water flow through the penstock is 12 m³/sec (cumecs, 12 000 litres per second). This feeds 4 turbines, each of 3.75MW capacity and which have an operating range of 8%-100%. Peak output will be in the January-May period which is the rainy season.
The electricity is transferred into the national grid through a new dedicated 33KV line that runs to the Nyanga 132KV substation.

Ownership

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

History

The Pungwe B scheme was commissioned at the beginning of February 2015.
The installed capacity is 15.0 MW.
2018 Output: 60,460 MWh.

Further Reading

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