Zambia looks to diversify generation


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Issue 312 - 19 Nov 2015 | 6 minute read
With the Kariba dam only a quarter full and a generation shortfall of around 420MW at peak times – around 25% of total demand – the government is under pressure to tackle the country’s power crisis. Dora Siliya was appointed to the new post of energy and water development minister in October and more than 100MW of emergency power is being supplied by Aggreko from Mozambique. Zesco senior manager for budgets Chiti Mataka told the UK-Zambia Trade and Investment Forum in London on 4 November that 300MW is expected from the Maamba coal power project in Q1 2016.

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