Zimbabwe: The Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) has become the first local institution to produce a working prototype of electricity transformers certified for field roll-outs by the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA).
Zimbabwe has for years struggled to procure transformers due to shortage of foreign currency and reliability on importing the electricity components from other countries, resulting in slow electrification process.
Dr Talon Garikayi, Director of HIT’s Technology Transfer, Licensing and Commercialization Centre said the project started with researches and hypothetical tests five years ago which later intensified into full practical development leading to the production of a final working prototype of the electricity transformers.
“We are now supplying to various sectors and commercial users at a very good scale. The electricity transformers have been certified by the local authorities for industrial deployment and we look forward to make a massive contribution in developing Zimbabwe’s energy industry” added Dr. Garikayi.