Pungwe A weir

Pungwe A Power Station (Pvt) Ltd

The Pungwe A scheme is located in the Honde Valley at the confluence of the Nyamombe and Pungwe rivers.

The steel penstock has a diameter of 900mm and captures a maximum flow of 1,000 litres per second at the weir on the Nyamombe river. It is returned to the river just below the confluence with the Pungwe, a distance of 2,700m.

The turbine is a Pelton design by Gilkes and the electricity generated is despatched into the grid via a 33KV line.

The maximum scheme output  is 2.725MW and has a head of 312m. It is designed to operate at 40% of installed capacity, and generate 9,548 MWh per year. 

Key Features

Location: Nyamombe river (tributary of the Pungwe river)

Commissioned: January 2013

Installed capacity: 2.7 MW

2018 output: 13,690 MWh