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NS-241 - Provision of Sustainable Energy in Zimbabwe through use of Biogas


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  • A Overview
    • A.1Party
      A.2Title of Mitigation Action

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      A.3Description of mitigation action

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      The Ministry of Energy and Power Development will implement the programme. Collaborations with other government departments, institutions, non-governmental organisations and civic society organisations will be sought. The overall aim of the programme aims at:

      • Creating awareness of biogas technology in small holder dairy and piggery farming areas and in rural areas;
      • Training builders in the construction and installation of digesters as well as loading and maintenance, this will generate some income for the trainees; and
      • Developing and adapting paraffin, LPG refrigerators and other appliances for use with biogas.
      For all uses the aim is to successfully develop a market-driven sector. In the domestic sector over 200 digesters have been constructed so far but the aim is to cover all the 57 rural districts in the country. In the first ten years it is expected that 7 800 domestic digesters will be constructed. The programme also focuses on construction of digesters at public institutions; i.e. schools, prisons, and hospitals. It is anticipated that 100 institutional digesters (minimum size, 50m3) will be constructed in the next 5years. 100 municipal digesters will be constructed in the next 5 years (minimum size 200m3). The sites for municipal digesters are vegetable market places and sewage treatment works. Currently 800m3 (4x 200m3) digesters are being constructed in Harare’s major vegetable market, Mbare. Sustainability will be achieved through training of participants, farmers and artisans in the technology; i.e. for repairs and maintenance.


      A.6Type of action

      A.7Greenhouse gases covered by the action

  • B National Implementing Entity
    • B.1.0Name
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      B.1.5Contact Person 2
      B.1.9Contact Person 3

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  • C Expected timeframe for the preparation of the mitigation action
    • C.1Number of months for completion
  • D Currency
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  • E Cost
    • E.1.1Estimated full cost of preparation
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      E.1.2Comments on full cost of preparation

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  • F Support required to prepare the mitigation action
    • F.1.1Amount of Financial support
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      F.1.2Type of required Financial support

      F.1.3Comments on Financial support

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      The cost of preparation stated above is justified by the fact that there is need to hire a consultant to carry out a baseline survey that is required to prepare the NAMA. The amount will be split between paying for consultant services and costs of workshops that will be held on capacity building
      F.2.1Amount of Technical support
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      F.2.2Comments on Technical support

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      The cost of preparation stated above is justified by the fact that there is need to hire an international consultant to prepare a full NAMA proposal. The amount will be split between paying for consultant services and costs of consultative meetings
      F.3.1Amount of capacity building support
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      F.3.2Type of required capacity building support

      F.3.3Comments on Capacity Building support

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      ·         Training for monitoring and evaluation of completed digesters for Ministry of Energy personnel.

      ·         Capacity building for biogas designers, builders and for maintenance procedures. MRV systems

  • G Relevant National Policies strategies, plans and programmes and/or other mitigation action
    • G.1Relevant National Policies

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      The project will be implemented as part of the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation’s target of 1 250 digesters installed by 2018 and as one of Zimbabwe’s INDCs and Third National Communication to UNFCCC climate change mitigation options. ZimASSET is Zimbabwe’s economic blue print.

      Besides biogas dissemination the other mitigation projects which Zimbabwe is implementing or planned to implement are:

      ·         Fixture relamping of 250W mercury vapour street lights with 90W LED flood lights in the City of Harare. Some of the installed LED lamps are being powered by solar modules in areas where security of the solar LED lights is not of concern such as the central business district. This further reduced GHG emission and also contributing to improved energy security;

      ·         Voluntary energy audits and implementation of energy management opportunities by companies affiliated to Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries in collaboration with the Swedish Government;

      ·         Certified Energy Manager Training funded by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) in which thirty representatives from top most energy intensive using companies were capacitated to manage their energy. These companies were asked to conduct energy audits and implement identified energy conservation measures. They will submit their reports for audits and implementation to ZERA. Training of more companies has been planned by ZERA to boost organizational capacity in managing energy before mandating significant energy users to provide energy audit reports every three years;

      ·         Installation prepaid meters has resulted in significant reduction in household electricity usage as households are able to manage electricity on their own. The government plan to have 800,000 prepaid meters in households and commercial by 2018;

      ·         Use of alternative forms of energy such as solar energy.  The nation has plans to retrofit electric geysers with solar water heaters as well as installations of solar water heaters on new buildings; and

      ·         Blending of petrol with ethanol. Currently the country is using E10 and E15 but plans are there to reach E20 by 2018.

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