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Enel Green Power brings online its first solar power plant in Zambia

The 34 MW Ngonye solar PV facility, located in southern Zambia, will sell its energy to the country’s state-owned utility ZESCO through a 25-year power purchase agreement. Investment in the construction of the facility amounted to approx. 40 million US dollars, partly funded through a financing agreement signed with Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Enel … Continue reading Enel Green Power brings online its first solar power plant in Zambia

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Zambia looks towards renewable energy

Zambian Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme has appealed to the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) for backing as it expands towards investment in renewable energy, Lusaka Times reported. “Renewable energy is very important to Zambia’s development and the CIFs’ outstanding works in promotion of initiatives are aimed at combating climate change and expansion of … Continue reading Zambia looks towards renewable energy

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In 2018, Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia made significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects

Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries ensuring that their Independent Power Producers (IPPs) receive protection against payment risks that often contribute to their failure. The Facility supports small and mid-scale renewable energy IPPs (from 50 to 100MW) in sub-Saharan Africa by helping these projects … Continue reading In 2018, Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia made significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects

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Zambia to set up a wind energy plant

The government of Zambia is set to enhance electricity supply in the Eastern province through setting up a wind farm in Katete district. Katetet District Council Chairperson, Jeremiah Mawere confirmed the reports and said that implementation of the project, will create a new source for energy generation, an electricity grid infrastructure close to consumers in the district, … Continue reading Zambia to set up a wind energy plant

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Study for the development of a 130 megawatt wind farm in Zambia

A U.S. trade division said it awarded a $1 million grant to support a feasibility study for the development of a 130 megawatt wind farm in Zambia. Zambia relies on hydroelectricity for nearly all of its energy needs, which left the country with severe energy shortages because of low rainfall over recent years. The U.S. … Continue reading Study for the development of a 130 megawatt wind farm in Zambia

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Access Power secures USTDA Grant funding for Zambia wind power project

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets is thrilled to announce that the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved grant funding for Access Power’s 130MW wind power project in Pensulo, Zambia. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency grant funding will support Access Power’s feasibility studies and … Continue reading Access Power secures USTDA Grant funding for Zambia wind power project

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Wind Prospect Africa delivers valuable industry training in Zambia

Wind Prospect Africa has successfully delivered Wind Farm Awareness Training to the management team of Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) in Zambia, South Africa. The team shared their expertise over the five-day training course covering wind farm development, turbine technology, wind measurement equipment, energy yield assessments, construction, operations, environmental awareness, contracts, grid connection, financing, … Continue reading Wind Prospect Africa delivers valuable industry training in Zambia

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Wind Prospect secures first Zambian contract

Wind Prospect Africa (Pty) Ltd has embarked on its supply and services contract for Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) in Zambia, following contract award in November 2015. This success represents Wind Prospect’s first project in Zambia and is in line with the company’s strategy of expanding into further African countries. The client, KGRTC, is … Continue reading Wind Prospect secures first Zambian contract

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Wind atlas reveals true extent of wind energy potential in

An Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) project, funded by the World Bank and developed by DNV GL, has issued a preliminary wind atlas for three countries: Zambia, Tanzania and Maldives.   The wind atlas aims to reveal the true extent of wind energy production potential in each of the three countries. DNV GL’s early … Continue reading Wind atlas reveals true extent of wind energy potential in

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Zambia to add 1,200 MW solar power

Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development Christopher Yaluma has projected that by August next year, Zambia will add about 1,200 megawatts (MW) of solar power to the national grid. Meanwhile, Government has started importing 100 MW of electricity from Mozambique to help mitigate the power deficit that the country is currently facing. Mr Yaluma … Continue reading Zambia to add 1,200 MW solar power

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IFC and Zambia sign deal to develop two solar power projects

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed an agreement with the Zambian government for the development of two solar power projects.   The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed the agreement with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), a Zambian government agency responsible for development projects, for the development of two 50 … Continue reading IFC and Zambia sign deal to develop two solar power projects

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Zambia to build solar energy plants

Government plans to set up solar power plants in all thermal powered districts in North-western province. Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) North-western Regional Manager, Isaac Kambangu confirmed that the Ministry of Energy plans to set up solar plants to beef up power in the diesel powered districts. Mr. Kambangu said the solar power plans are … Continue reading Zambia to build solar energy plants

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Zambia invites investors for solar power plant construction

The Zambian government has started inviting expressions of interest from investors willing to construct a total of 30 megawatts of solar power plants and mini- grids in the southern African nation, the Post of Zambia reported on Monday. The government is proposing that the solar power plants should be constructed on a build, own and … Continue reading Zambia invites investors for solar power plant construction

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