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Zimbabwe can address its energy shortfalls if it harnesses other forms of power such as solar to complement hydro and thermal electricity, which is now in short supply, the state-controlled Herald reported yesterday.
At last week's energy crisis workshop in Harare, officials said the country had vast untapped energy reserves which, if explored, could help turnaround the economy and solve the energy problems that had greatly affected business.
A comprehensive energy base, the experts said, would reduce power imports and enable Zimbabwe to channel its resources to other critical areas of national development, the newspaper said.
Zesa Holdings managing director for transmission and distribution Ernest Muchayi said the government and private sector "should engage in serious talks on energy projects as the country was fast running out of power."
He said without a strong energy pool, Zesa would fail to efficiently service its customers, affecting the general progress of the country.
"It is vital for the country to invest in other power substitutes such as gas and solar."
He said with the abundant sunshine in the country, Zimbabwe was doing little to harness solar energy.
Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre senior official Onisious Manyere agreed. He said investing in other forms of energy such as bio-fuels would provide Zimbabwe with a large pool base from which to draw its energy. - Sapa