Zambia’s Kebwe 100 MW emergency photovoltaic power plant project held a groundbreaking ceremony in Kabwe City

 photovoltaic installation

On February 1, the capital of Zambia’s Central Province. Representatives of project contractor China Power Construction Group Co., LTD. (referred to as Power China) and Zambia National Power Company attended the event.

The Permanent Secretary of Zambia Central Province, Milner Mwanakampwe, said that in order to achieve the vision of transforming Zambia into a middle-income country by 2031, President Hakainde Hichilema has proposed significant investments in clean energy such as solar, wind and geothermal energy, and the 100 MW Emergency photovoltaic power plant project in Kebwe, Zambia represents a strategic move towards the country’s vision of moving away from over-reliance on hydropower and towards a more sustainable energy future.

ZESCO Limited Managing Director, Eng. Victor B. Mapani, said that the project is not only Zambia National Power’s first project in the solar energy sector, It is also a strategic move to diversify and expand the power generation portfolio to mitigate the challenges facing the national reservoirs, especially the Lake Kariba dam. From a strategic perspective, the project shifts the company’s focus from hydropower assets in the south to major load centers in the north, not only optimizing the cost of transmission lines, but also responding to the country’s commitment to equitable distribution of energy.

Song Mingming, country representative of Power China in Zambia, said that the 100 MW emergency photovoltaic power plant project in Kebwe, Zambia, is an important milestone in Power China’s commitment to sustainable energy and environmental management. Zambia is rich in light resources, making full use of photovoltaic power generation is the only way for Zambia’s green and sustainable development. After completion of the project, it will become the largest photovoltaic power station in Zambia, which will further enhance the diversity of Zambia’s dry season power supply, significantly improve the regional and seasonal contradictions in Zambia’s power supply and demand, and mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. To promote green and sustainable development in Zambia.

In recent years, the Zambian government in order to achieve the diversification of power supply in the dry season, promote green and sustainable development, improve the security of power supply, make full use of Zambia’s rich light resources, and urgently promote the development of a series of solar photovoltaic projects, Zambia Kebwe 100 MW emergency photovoltaic power plant project is the first project to land in the plan.

Located about 35 km southeast of Kabwe town on flat and open terrain, the project will consist of 100 MW photovoltaic installation,330 kV booster station and transmission line construction, and expansion of existing substations. The construction process of the project will create a large number of jobs, drive the construction and improvement of relevant basic service facilities near the project, and will further provide a strong driving force for the development of industry, agriculture and mining in the central region of Zambia, and also have great significance for the diversification of energy supply and the improvement of national electricity security.

Post time: Feb-05-2024