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The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) offers several potential markets using a battery: the day-ahead market where power is traded in hourly slots; intra-day which is also hourly and operates two hours in advance; and a new balancing market which is an hour ahead for 15-minute intervals.

Zambia | South Africa
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Africa GreenCo has announced its intention to procure an additional 80MW of renewable power from Zambia and up to 500MW of renewable energy from other Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) countries, as it accelerates its plans for regional development.

Zambia
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Power trader Africa GreenCo is requesting expressions of interest (EoI) to install a 10MW/40MWh battery system to address intermittency in its initial portfolio of projects – including a 25MW solar PV plant the company procured in September 2021 – and to facilitate load-shifting, as well as potentially trading on the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).

Zambia
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Zambia’s state power utility Zesco and Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) have signed a 13-year bulk supply agreement (BSA), bringing to a close a two-year gap since the expiry of the previous arrangement and potentially ending a period of tension between the two bodies.

Zambia
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Zambian national utility Zesco is seeking international developers for solar power projects, in an effort to provide alternative power sources to meet demand from mines.

Zambia
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Africa’s top copper producers have announced plans to revive joint power projects that had remained largely abandoned for over ten years.

DR Congo | Zambia
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State power utility Zesco has agreed new tariffs with Zambia’s two largest independent power producers (IPPs), in an effort to prevent its $1.5bn debt to electricity suppliers ballooning further.

Zambia
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Mini-grid financing facility CrossBoundary Energy Access has raised a $25m senior debt facility. CrossBoundary is looking to raise $150m in total to finance a portfolio of mini-grids primarily in Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia.

Kenya | DR Congo | Nigeria | Uganda | Zambia
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Africa GreenCo has begun procurement of up to 80MW renewable capacity from developers with projects in Zambia. It is dealing directly with developers for what is its second procurement round. Developers have until 15 July to engage via the company’s procurement portal.

Zambia
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Talks have begun with Tanzania over a possible 1,000km pipeline to deliver LNG for power generation in land-locked Zambia, energy minister Peter Kapala told African Energy.

Zambia
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The long-awaited electricity cost-of-service study – which has been carried out by UK-based Energy Market and Regulatory Consultants (EMRC) but is not yet published – has caused some “reservations from government”, according to energy minister Peter Kapala, with concerns about how any changes to prices will affect consumers.

Zambia
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A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct an oil and gas pipeline from Walvis Bay in Namibia to Lusaka in Zambia is expected to be signed in June, according to Zambia’a energy minister Peter Kapala.

Namibia | Zambia
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Independent power producers (IPPs) have agreed to lower the price at which they sell electricity to Zambia's state power utility Zesco, according to energy minister Peter Kapala.

Zambia
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Surging prices for wheat, oil and other commodities are placing strain on individuals, businesses and governments, with an increasing number of sub-Saharan countries now classed as ‘debt-stressed’. Defaults may be avoided this year, but ‘food riots’ could flare up. Yet commodity exporters may profit as the energy transition and geopolitical shifts present opportunities for everything from natural gas to transition minerals, writes Marc Howard, with African Energy staff.

DR Congo | Nigeria | Zambia | Tanzania | South Africa
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Power trader Africa GreenCo has raised a further $15.5m with the aim of backing up to 110MW of new solar PV capacity. GreenCo is the first member of the Southern African Power Pool’s (SAPP) market participant category and aims to procure renewable power to sell directly to industrial consumers or trade on SAPP markets.

Zambia