Nyamingura turbine

Nyamingura Power Station (Pvt) Ltd

The Nyamingura river flows south off Mt Nyangani and through the Eastern Highlands Tea Estate before joining the Pungwe River. It is in the area of highest rainfall on the massif.

The scheme has a 117 metre head. The steel penstock is 1000mm in diameter which gives a maximum flow of 1000 litres per second.  

The generator delivers 1.1MW at full output. The electricity is despatched through an 11KV line which is stepped up to 33KV and fed into the national grid.

The scheme is designed to operate at 40% of its maximum capacity. This equates to an annual output of 3,854 MWh per year.

Key Features

Location: Nyamingura river (tributary of the Pungwe river)

Commissioned: December 2010

Installed capacity: 1.1 MW

2016 output: 4,480 MWh