The upgrading and rehabilitation of Wovwe Power Station will double its power generation capacity from the current 4.5MW to 9MW. This was revealed during a tour of the power station by a cabinet committee on energy.
EGENCO’s Chief Executive Officer, William Liabunya, said the process of upgrading the power station has already started.
“A feasibility study of the upgrade of the power station is already at an advanced stage. The consultant working on it will be able to submit a final paper on it shortly.” Said Liabunya.
While commending Wovwe as one of the most efficient power stations, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Honourable Binton Kutsaira, MP, who is also a member of the cabinet committee, hailed the initiative to upgrade the power station and directed that the works should be hastened.
“Wovwe is one of the power stations that runs throughout the year without problems. I urge EGENCO management to quicken processes in order for this power station to be upgraded.” Said Kutsaira.
This was a third visit by the Cabinet Committee on Energy who are touring implementation of projects in the energy sector. The Committee was put in place in order to inspect and supervise projects in the energy sector with the view of addressing the power challenges the country is facing.