[Zambia] ZESCO, Power China sign $548 million solar power plant contracts
ZESCO and Power China have signed three contracts worth $548 million to develop 600MW (AC) grid connected Solar PV Power Plants to be located in Chibombo, Chirundu, and Siavonga Districts.
The three-grid connected Solar PV projects will have a capacity of 200MW each. The signing of the three contracts is historic for ZESCO and Zambia as a whole, as it is a significant step towards diversifying renewable energy development in power generation.
ZESCO Managing Director, Mr. Victor Mulenga Mundende said that the project will among several benefits, greatly profit the over one million current and potential customers by increasing access to reliable electricity, enhance industrial development and create employment opportunities to local people. Mr. Mundende urged Power China to ensure that the plant technology takes advantage of the tremendous technologies that are continually improving on the market.
He further urged Power China to expedite the works on time with due care to quality, performance, and safety. PowerChina Authorised Representative Mr. Wang Junzhou said his company was proud to partner with ZESCO in the provision of clean energy which will contribute to optimizing power structure, grid stability and the economy.