Hydrogène de France will develop a green hydrogen power plant in Zimbabwe – Le Journal des Entreprises

Hydrogène de France, which recently launched the factory construction site of fuel cells in Blanquefort (Gironde), has just signed a memorandum of understanding with Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) to develop the first green hydrogen power plant in Zimbabwe. This agreement is coupled with the marketing of electricity and network services via a dedicated power purchase agreement. HDF Energy is developing a power plant in the province of Manicaland, in the south-east of the country, and is aiming for an annual production of 178 GWh, covering the energy needs of more than 220,000 inhabitants. The protocol in question “supports the country’s plan to encourage the development by independent power producers of more than 1,000 MW of solar projects”, specifies a press release. Via energy storage, the plant will notably be able to “reduce exposure to imported fuels and price volatility”. HDF is expected to complete project financing and begin construction in 2024/2025.

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