Zimbabwe - Energy Sector Reform Support

Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Nov 2021
Signature Date 01 Feb 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 May 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 2,500,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Energy Sector Reform Support Technical Assistance Project aims to improve the availability of reliable electricity supply through facilitating the creation of an enabling environment for promoting Independent Power Producers and to support further integration of renewable energy power generation capacity. Expected Project outputs include (i) Development of an integrated resource plan, (ii) Wind Resource assessments for wind power generation, (iii) coordinated protection schemes at SAPP interconnectors with ZESA grid, (iv) developed Regulatory Accounting frameworks, (v) reviewing the tariff methodology and regulatory framework and (vi) designed Energy Efficiency programmes in the public sector. The Project cost estimate is UA2.90 million and is scheduled for implementation over a 30-month period, from November 2021 to May 2024.

Project Objectives

The Energy Sector Reform Support is a Technical Assistance operation aimed at facilitating the creation of an enabling environment for promoting Independent Power Producers, thereby improving the availability of electricity supply to support economic growth.


The direct beneficiaries of this Energy Sector Reform support are the Ministry of Energy and Power Development, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company and the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority. However, these interventions will ultimately benefit private sector developers of independent power producing (IPP) facilities and the broader electricity sector customer base.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Zimbabwe


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZW-F00-006
Last Update 05 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name MOLEPO Seaga Abram
Email s.molepo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zimbabwe
Coordinates Location Name
-17.82772 31.05337 Harare