Zambia - Itezhi-Tezhi Hydro Power and Transmission Line Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Jun 2012
Signature Date 19 Dec 2012
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23010
Commitment U.A 36,400,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Itezhi-Tezhi (ITT) power plant and transmission project consists of the construction, operation and maintenance of a 120 MW base load hydro power plant at the Itezhi-Tezhi (ITT) dam on the Kafue River in Zambia and the transmission line to evacuate the power to the proposed Mumbwa and Lusaka West substations. The Itezhi-Tezhi Hydropower Plant (ITT) part combines a public-private partnership (PPP) clean-energy generation and a public transmission line to evacuate power in Zambia. Concerning the transmission line, it will evacuate power from the ITPC power plant through a 142 km, 220 kV single-circuit line to a new substation at Mumbwa and a 134 km, 330 kV double-circuit line from Mumbwa to Lusaka West substation. The project will bring both local and national benefits through increased access to electricity, jobs, and social services. The project has three components, namely (i) ZESCO’s shareholding in the PPP generation company ITPC; (ii) the transmission line and substations owned by ZESCO that will evacuate the ITPC-generated power; and (iii) technical assistance to ZESCO for an updated cost of service study (COS) and support to negotiating current and future bulk power supply agreements with large consumers.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to a) develop, construct and operate a 120 MW hydro power station; b) 142km 220kV and 134km 330kV transmission lines.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations of the four districts involved in the project namely: Itezhi-Tezhi, Mumbwa, Chibombo and Kafue. These populations are estimated at 819,440 inhabitants (2010 population census). In addition, the project will provide electricity to the national grid.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Nigerian Trust Fund
Implementing
ZESCO Limited

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-ZM-FA0-003
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name MUGUTI Elizabeth
Email e.muguti@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zambia
Coordinates Location Name
-14.9829 27.0619 Mumbwa
-15.4067 28.2871 Lusaka
-15.8 28.3167 Kafue
-15.7599 26.0213 Itezhi-Tezhi Dam
-14.6568 28.0706 Chibombo
-15.6199 28.4412 Kafue district