Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority - ZERA

Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority - ZERA ZERA is mandated to regulate the procurement, production, transportation, transmission, distribution, importation and exportation of energy derived from any energy source for the benefit of consumers.
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Madzikanda to head ZERA board24 JAN, 2021 - 00:01Sunday Mail ReporterEngineer and academic Dr David Madzikanda will chai...
25/01/2021
Madzikanda to head ZERA board

Madzikanda to head ZERA board
24 JAN, 2021 - 00:01
Sunday Mail Reporter

Engineer and academic Dr David Madzikanda will chair the new Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) board that has been appointed by Energy and Power Development Minister Zhemu Soda.

The seven-member board takes over from the Dr Esther Khosa-led board, whose term expired. Announcing the appointments, Minister Soda urged the board to observe good corporate governance and address challenges in the energy sector.

“The issue of power supply is critical. As you might be aware, over 50 percent of the country is yet to be connected to the grid. There are over 60 licensed independent power projects which are yet to take off. The issue of renewable energy is a key aspect of the economy and the energy sector. I look forward to you addressing issues of power purchase agreements, competitive bidding process, among a number of licence applications-related processes that require the board’s oversight,” Minister Soda said.

“I expect you to provide contemporary and professional advice to me as your minister on all matters relating to the energy industry in order to make the sector competitive. I also expect you to assess, promote studies of and advise me as your minister and licencees on the environmental impact of energy projects before licensing.”

The board comprises experts in the fields of electrical engineering, petroleum, finance and administration. Dr Madzikanda is an academic and lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe.

Other board members include vice chairperson Engineer Farai Mavhiya, ZERA chief executive officer Mr Eddington Mazambani, Thembelani Ncube, Masimba Kambarami, Tambudzai Madzivire and Dr Sosten Ziuku.

Two female board members, who are currently undergoing the requisite vetting formalities, will be announced in due course.

https://www.sundaymail.co.zw/madzikanda-to-head-zera-board/amp

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New Zera board urged to deliver22 JAN, 2021 - 00:01Business ReporterEnergy and Power Development Minister, Zhemu Soda, h...
22/01/2021
New Zera board urged to deliver

New Zera board urged to deliver

22 JAN, 2021 - 00:01
Business Reporter

Energy and Power Development Minister, Zhemu Soda, has challenged the new Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority Board to ensure availability of reliable and affordable energy as the sector is critical for the attainment of an upper middle class economy by 2030.

The minister said this at the announcement of the new board on Wednesday.

The eight-member board is chaired by Dr David Madzikanda and will be deputised by Engineer Farai Mavhiya.

The other members are chief executive officer, Mr Eddington Mazambani, Thembelani Ncube, Masimba Kambarami, Tambudzai Madzivire and Dr Sosten Ziuku.

Minister Soda told the board that it was important that they adhere to a strict tenants of good corporate governance as they were sacrosanct in the Second Republic.

“You are coming in at a time when the Government has made its economic development trajectory clear as espoused in the National Development Strategy 1, which was launched by His Excellency (President Mnangagwa) in November 2020,” he said.

“The country envisions to join the league of Upper Middle-Income States by 2030 and access to and provision of clean, affordable and reliable energy is a critical enabler towards attainment of this vision. A lot is expected from you to provide regulatory leadership of the entire energy sector in Zimbabwe in a fair, transparent, efficient and cost effective manner for the benefit of consumers and energy suppliers.”

The board is made up of experts in various sectors that include engineering, petroleum and accountancy. The minister said two more females would be appointed in due course once the vetting process is complete.

Minister Soda said the country expected results from the Board and challenged them to get down to work immediately.

“I want you to rise above regulatory issues and provide vision and direction of the sector,” he said.

https://www.herald.co.zw/new-zera-board-urged-to-deliver/amp/

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22/12/2020
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Forms for the CSPMSA Call For Applications
Download forms from the link below:
https://zera.co.zw/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ZERA-Form-Tech08-Registration-of-Prepayment-Meter-Agents-2021.pdf

22/12/2020
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Guidelines for the CSPMSA Call for Applications.
download from link below:
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ZERA is Calling For Applications for 2021 Customer Supplied Prepayment Meter Scheme Agents.#ZERACallForApplications#CSPM...
22/12/2020

ZERA is Calling For Applications for 2021 Customer Supplied Prepayment Meter Scheme Agents.
#ZERACallForApplications
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Electric car launchedAfrica MoyoZimbabwe is set to considerably cut its fuel import bill, as it moves to promote the ado...
02/12/2020
Electric car launched

Electric car launched

Africa Moyo
Zimbabwe is set to considerably cut its fuel import bill, as it moves to promote the adoption of electric vehicles, a development that is in line with the country’s aspiration to be a modernised, mechanised and industrialised nation by 2030, while also helping in the reduction of harmful emissions, Energy and Power Development Minister Zhemu Soda has said.

He said this in Harare recently while officially unveiling the demonstration electric vehicle sourced by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera).

“Zimbabwe, just like other nations, is bound by Sustainable Development Goal 13 of the United Nations, which challenges States to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts,” said Minister Soda.

“According to the Biofuels Policy of Zimbabwe, the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) identified the energy sector as the major greenhouse gas contributor accounting for 49 percent of national emissions.

“In response, the country’s National Renewable Energy Policy (NREP) set targets to meet the NDC objectives to reduce green-house gas emissions in the energy sector.”

Some of the measures being taken to minimise emissions include the introduction of biofuels and ethanol blending, and now the introduction of electric vehicles.

The cluster of e-mobility has hybrid vehicles, which use both fossil and electric power as well as electric vehicles which exclusively use electric power.

The major difference is that electric vehicles do not use fossil fuels, have no emissions, no noise and are environmentally friendly.

Minister Soda emphasised that the electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle technologies should be “popularised as part of introducing an array of options” in the country as it moves to embrace the emerging wave of clean energy in the transport sector.

“. . . today we are commissioning the demonstration electric vehicle, which was purchased for purposes of raising awareness in order to encourage and fast-track its adoption.

“The introduction of the e-vehicle is set to open a number of opportunities in the energy, transportation and the broader economic sector.

“Our country is at the heart of the region and therefore provides an interconnecting corridor to the region’s traffic.

“Our highways, byways and all urban centres should have modernised service stations equipped to serve conventional vehicles and the emerging e-mobility fleet,” said Minister Soda.

However, he said having such sites requires cooperation from the motor industry, electricity and current fuel suppliers.

The need for interoperability of e-mobility is also critical in the country and SADC as a region.

Government has since embarked on the drafting of a Framework on E-Mobility, which will propose incentives on how best to promote uptake, investment and awareness of e-mobility according to globally acceptable standards.

The e-mobility framework shall outline the facets that will create a conducive environment for the growth of the industry which include the technical, economic, financial and institutional processes.

It shall also be mindful of the supply side of the product, which is set to come initially as complementary to the existing industry.

Minister Soda said the electric vehicle technology will disrupt energy-related and transport industries but shall present opportunities to reform the sector and to emerge stronger.

The framework development process shall include consultation with key stakeholders who include some of you here present.

Some of the key elements to be addressed by the framework include; financial measures such as electric vehicle purchases grant scheme, charging support, accelerated capital allowances, and duty and taxes relief.

Measures to facilitate technical support through local manufacturing and assembling of parts and creating local capacity, and strategies for raising public awareness of the technology, will be addressed.

Zera chief executive officer Mr Eddington Mazambani believes the launch of electric vehicle technology will excite the market, leading to its increased uptake across the country while stimulating innovation and employment downstream.

The electric vehicle is propelled by electric motors using energy stored in rechargeable batteries, and thus, does not burn petrol or diesel, resulting in no fumes being released.

“At national level, one of the biggest cost centres remain that of the fuel import bill. The coming in of this technology, therefore, marks the beginning of a journey towards efficient management of fuel consumption and clean environment as the market embraces electric vehicles.

“The electric vehicle technology is known to reduce or substitute fossil fuel imports. It improves efficiency of transport, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution and is also cheaper to maintain as there are less moving parts,” said Mr Mazambani.

https://www.herald.co.zw/electric-car-launched/amp/

Zimbabwe is set to considerably cut its fuel import bill, as it moves to promote the adoption of electric vehicles, a development that is in line with the country’s aspiration to be a modernised, mechanised and industrialised nation by 2030, while also helping in the reduction of harmful emissions...

02/11/2020
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ZERA would like to invite suitable Candidates to apply for the Vacant Post: Finance and Administration Director
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ZERA would like to inform you of a Vacancy that has risen in the organization.Vacancy Notice: Electrical Inspector Mutar...
27/10/2020

ZERA would like to inform you of a Vacancy that has risen in the organization.
Vacancy Notice: Electrical Inspector Mutare
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#ElectricalInspector
https://www.zera.co.zw/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/JOB-ADVERT-ELECTRICAL-INSPECTOR-2020.pdf

Of net metering, fuel coupon management, competitive bidding, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, tariffs, IPPs, incre...
16/10/2020
Zera boss unveils game plan

Of net metering, fuel coupon management, competitive bidding, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, tariffs, IPPs, increased engagements, more female staff in technical department

https://www.herald.co.zw/zera-boss-unveils-game-plan

The Herald Deputy News Editor, AFRICA MOYO (AM), engaged Mr Mazambani (EM), to hear his plans for the organisation. The following are the excerpts of the discussion . . .

Download link to the Biofuels Policy of Zimbabwe for your information.#KnowYourRegulations#BPZ https://www.zera.co.zw/wp...
15/10/2020

Download link to the Biofuels Policy of Zimbabwe for your information.
#KnowYourRegulations
#BPZ
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National Renewable Energy Policy download link for your information.#KnowYourRegulations #NREPhttps://zera.co.zw/wp-cont...
15/10/2020

National Renewable Energy Policy download link for your information.
#KnowYourRegulations
#NREP
https://zera.co.zw/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/National_Renewable_Energy_Policy_Final-min.pdf

Renewable Energy Impact #Buhera #HealthSector #SolarEnergy
11/10/2020

Renewable Energy Impact #Buhera #HealthSector #SolarEnergy

Consumer Safety Alerts#UseElectricitySafely#ForSustainableEnergy
08/10/2020

Consumer Safety Alerts
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#ForSustainableEnergy

Safe use of Electricity#ConsumerSafetyAlerts#ForSustainableEnergy
08/10/2020

Safe use of Electricity
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Fuel prices effective 05/10/20
05/10/2020

Fuel prices effective 05/10/20

Fuel prices effective 05/10/20
04/10/2020

Fuel prices effective 05/10/20

Requirements to be licensed as a fuel retail operator
14/09/2020

Requirements to be licensed as a fuel retail operator

A fuel retail site in Ruwa was extensively damaged when fire broke out as the fuel tanker offloaded its petroleum produc...
06/09/2020
Fire guts down fuel service station

A fuel retail site in Ruwa was extensively damaged when fire broke out as the fuel tanker offloaded its petroleum product.

The incident happened during the early hours of this past Saturday (the 5th September), fortunately, no casualties were reported.

The Fire Brigade attended the scene and extinguished the fire, but, by that time the fuel tanker and some nearby properties had been damaged.

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) engineers attended the scene to investigate the cause of the accident which is yet to be determined.

ZERA has regulations, standards and guidelines for safe infrastructure and operational practice which all retail sites are required to observe.

A fuel retail license is issued only after meeting the set infrastructural and operational standards.

Incidents of fuel tank explosions at retail sites are rare in Zimbabwe due to tight regulations, compliance enforcement and petroleum training sessions conducted by ZERA.

Investigations into the Ruwa service station incident are continuing.

https://www.zera.co.zw/fire-guts-down-a-fuel-service-station/

A fuel retail site in Ruwa was extensively damaged when fire broke out as the fuel tanker offloaded its petroleum.

Fuel price review effective 05/09/20
04/09/2020

Fuel price review effective 05/09/20

Regulations and Licenses for Solar PV Installers on the cards29.08.20INSTALLERS of solar energy systems at household and...
02/09/2020

Regulations and Licenses for Solar PV Installers on the cards

29.08.20

INSTALLERS of solar energy systems at household and commercial level shall require licenses to operate as part of measures aimed at improving service delivery and to protect consumers from substandard workmanship in the wake of increased uptake of renewable energy technologies.

This is contained in the draft Electricity (Solar Photovoltaic Systems) Regulations being proposed by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA).

https://www.zera.co.zw/regulations-and-licenses-for-solar-pv-installers-on-the-cards/

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Century Towers, 45 Samora Machel, Harare https://www.google.com/maps/dir/-17.9986529,31.0679065/zera+address/@-17.9128671,31.0094112,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x1931a4e36631bfb5:0x52fde95696d55802!2m2!1d31.0466176!2d-17.8275331

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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Is this the end of petrol in zim dollar?
Good day, I stay in Chipinge, i wanted to understand, did Zera give licences to service stations to sell fuel in us $ only? Glow petroleum and Candrid are the only service station with Petrol and are accepting us$ only hard cash. Where will we buy, we the rtgs remunerated workers? They are not accepting nostro to nostro too, at Glow i was told they will accept if i am buying fuel for a minimum of $1000, but i am not a company oly an individual. I wanted to buy petrol for $30 from the $75 covid allowance i got from HE Cde ED M. Please help
Please investigate Engen Makoni at Makoni Shopping Centre Chitungwiza, just today we were in a queue from 8am to 10am only 3 cars had refuelled from the queue and imagine the inconviniences to working public l had to leave for work regardless effort l had made to be in queue as early as 4.30am. This paints a bad picture not only of the Service Station, Engen Brand but the entire fuel sector where the public will end up thinking the product is being channelled into the parallel market against the efforts our government is making to bring sanity by providing affordable fuel to the public. A number of people confirmed this has been happening for quite a long time and its going on undeterred.PLEASE HELP
Zera please explain on the blend prices why does it appear as if ethanol costs 1.10 per litre? Does this mean ethanol is making petrol more expensive? If that is the case why not sell unleaded fuel then?
you are sleeping on the job, motorists are being abused in fuel queues spending the whole day in queues and not getting the product they want yet the service station would have received the product and spend it on those who pay the station attendants
Zuva marimba still selling at 21.77 petrol why?
Saka ZERA makasiyana nezveku wunzirawo povo parrafin muma garage here nekuti imi hamushandusi ma prama-stove Ndiku reva imi ma bosses acho?
We are genesis service Hatcliffe they are so corrupt we have been there since 9am
Puma Simon Mazorodze/Zindoga. Lorry with drums loading petrol, motorists being left stranded on Saturday 22 Feb 2020. Who is fueling the black market????
Ko kana muchida kukwidza Petrol price ingokwidzai than kutiitisa ka Engen Belvedere yadzikisa 30k liters petrol and vanga vachidira 20 liters per car after mota 200 vakuti petrol yapera is that fair ko vanodii kugara vaudza vanhu kana kupa manumber to save people's time kwete kutevedza line wozoudzwa kunzi petrol yapera wakusvika and huwori itaiwo hushoma pliz
Ingokwidzai ka petrol yacho