|Approval Date||13 Jun 2012|
|Signature Date||19 Dec 2012|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23630|
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.
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Nigerian Trust Fund
|Last Update||20 Mar 2020|
|-15.7599 26.0213||Itezhi-Tezhi Dam|
|-15.6199 28.4412||Kafue district|