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Zambia Power Production

Of the total installed Electricity Generation Capacity of Zambia of 2,347 MW, hydropower is the most important energy source in the country with 2,259 MW (96%), followed by diesel contributing about 4% to the national energy supply. There currently are three main electricity companies in Zambia namely ZESCO, Copperbelt Energy and Lunsemfwa Hydro.

Lusaka Province is supplied by Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO). ZESCO is a parastatal company which is solely owned by the Government of Zambia. The company supplies hydropower electricity to all the districts in the province except Luangwa district. Petroleum products are supplied by private companies through fuel filling stations. Lusaka Province demand for energy has been rising due to the booming manufacturing industry and growing population creating a higher demand for energy. However, there has not been any major addition to the country’s generation capacity in the last 20-30 years despite a growing demand for power over the years. This creates an opportunity for investment in energy within the Province. Investment opportunities do not only lie in Hydropower but also in renewable energies such as solar, bio and Geothermal.

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