At a glance

Access levels to electricity services is 40% (16% in rural areas, 78% in urban areas). The primary energy source for cooking is firewood with a statistic of 63% of households using wood. Increasing energy access through rural electrification is viewed by the Government as a major pillar in enhancing socio-economic development in rural communities.

A Rapid Assessment / Gap Analysis of the energy sector was produced in 2012 and updated in 2015 and provides a brief look of the energy situation in the country. Subsequently, the country embarked in the process of developing its national SE4All Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus, following a wide national consultative process and with the technical assistance of the SE4All Africa Hub. A first stakeholders meeting for the development of the country documents was held in November 2015.  The development process is still undergoing and is expected to be finalized in 2016.

The SE4All national Action Agenda has been validated on October 20, 2016.

The SE4All implementation is followed by a focal point in the Ministry of Energy and Power Development.

Location

Zimbabwe

Country contacts

Benson Munyaradzi

Director Policy and Planning

Ministry of Energy and Power Development

SE4All Action Agenda Objectives2030
Electricity Access, nationaln.a.
Access to non-solid fuels, national n.a.
Renewable Energy Capacityn.a.
Renewable Energy Outputn.a.
Energy Efficiency n.a.
Country Action DocumentsStatus
Rapid AssessmentFinalized
Action AgendaUnder development
Investment ProspectusUnder development

Country statistics

Series2000201020122014
Access to electricity (% of population)33.1%35.6%36.2%32.3%
Urban (% of urban population)84.1%86.1%86.9%83.4%
Rural (% of rural population)7.0%10.5%11.4%9.8%
Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (% of population)28.1%30.5%30.9%31.3%
Population, total12.5 Million14.0 Million14.6 Million15.2 Million
Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)69.3%82.9%78.0%81.1%
Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)45.7%68.0%60.4%55.6%
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)853.4551.2548.1542.8