SkyPower and Zimbabwe’s ZETDC signs PPAs for 500 MW solar project in Zimbabwe

The project is capable of supplying approximately 2 million households

SkyPower and the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) have signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for the commencement of the Green Giant project.

The project is slated to generate 500 MW of solar power, capable of supplying approximately 2 million households.

The signing ceremony, held in Abu Dhabi during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), witnessed the presence of distinguished figures including Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe.

“My presidential commitment is to enhance our energy sustainability through renewable energy by collaborating with world-class companies like SkyPower. Today’s signing is a landmark achievement for our nation, setting a robust foundation for our sustainable future,” said president Mnangagwa.

Eng. Abel Gurupira, Managing Director of ZETDC affirmed the country’s dedication to transforming its energy sector for reliable power provision.

Kerry Adler, President & CEO of SkyPower, emphasized the project’s significance, stating, “We are proud to kick off the initial phases of the Green Giant project. This partnership exemplifies our dedication to promoting sustainable energy development globally.”

The project not only integrates renewable energy into Zimbabwe’s national energy mix but also showcases exceptional teamwork and efforts from both parties.

The project is poised to drive significant economic growth by generating thousands of jobs and fostering infrastructure development, aligning closely with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to enhance the quality of life for Zimbabweans.