By George Lumwira
The Electricity Generation Company – EGENCO remains optimistic that its Tedzani IV Project will be commissioned this September as earlier projected.
The power producer’s confidence stems from the fact that at least 95 % of construction works for an 18 megawatts power plant have already been completed.
The optimism is coming despite the second wave of the Corona Virus, which many consider as a threat, especially on various ongoing construction projects which are easily affected by logistical challenges associated with the pandemic’s restrictive measures.
In an interview with Capital FM, EGENCO’s Public Relations Officer Mervin Mchenga said despite Covid induced delays and challenges last year, construction works are progressing well and they are confident of beating the deadline.
“Construction works are underway, we do have hope that with the progress made so far, we are certainly going to meet our deadline with the possibility of even commissioning it earlier than the initially estimated time,” Mchenga said.
It is expected that upon completion of the project, Tedzani power station will be the second biggest in the country, supplying over 100megawats to the national power grid.
Tedzani Power plant which has 3 stations, is currently generating 92.7megawatts of power.