Research and Development
In Zambia, a local geothermal exploration company’s ongoing feasibility study has modelled an initial power capacity of 5-7MWe and a further capacity of about 10-12MWe at select sites.
The European Investment Bank and a grant by the German Development Bank, KfW, will be investing $310 million to the upgrading of sanitation in Zambia. This will all fall under the Lusaka Sanitation Programme.
The Rural Electrification Authority of Zambia and the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to monitor and support the country’s electrification efforts through data collection and analysis.
A climate resilient project in Zambia supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has won the Water ChangeMaker People’s Choice Award-Africa.
Regulation is currently the largest barrier to scale: without radical improvement in the regulatory process it will take 140 years for regulators to approve the 140,000 minigrids needed to reach universal electrification, says the COO of AMDA, Jessica Stephens.
Africa GreenCo Group is looking for four determined individuals who are looking for an exciting work environment in Lusaka, Zambia.
Uganda once against leads the African Development Bank’s annual Electricity Regulatory Index Report.
Finance and Policy
GreenCo announced the investment of $1.5 million by Denmark’s IFU and InfraCo to empower its operations in Zambia.
Maamba Collieries is working flat out to meet the nation’s peak season energy requirement with demand increasing in winter.
Zambia's state-owned utility ZESCO has awarded renewable energy developer Power China a $548 million contract for three 200MW grid-connected solar farms.