Zambia - Itezhi-Tezhi Power Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Jun 2012
Signature Date 14 Apr 2014
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 26,289,911.23
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project involves the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a 120MW base load hydro power plant at the site of the ITT dam on the Kafue River in Zambia, and an electricity transmission line to transport energy to proposed substations in Mumbwa and West Lusaka. The project will bring power from the Itezhi-Tezhi Power Company (IPTC) power plant to a new substation located in Mumbwa via a 220 kV single circuit line 142 km long, and to the West Lusaka substation via a 330-kV, 134-km dual-circuit line. Its implementation will bring benefits both locally and nationally, through expanded access to electricity and increased employment and social services. The construction of the plant should last 41 months and that of the transmission line 18 months. The cost of the plant will be US $ 239.05 million and the cost of the transmission line will be US $ 111.36 million.

Project Objectives

The project aims to improve the availability of a reliable and sustainable electricity source, which will result in strong economic growth and serve as a catalyst for new investments.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the Government of Zambia and the populations of the four (4) districts of Itezhi-Tezhi, Mumbwa, Chibombo and Kafue, whose population was estimated at 819,440 at the 2010 census.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZM-FAB-004
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Zambia
Coordinates Location Name
-14.6569 28.0706 Chibombo
-15.6199 28.4413 Kafue district
-14.98293 27.0619 Mumbwa
-15.8 28.3167 Kafue Dam