Zambia’s Electricity Supply Company, ZESCO Limited and Power China have signed three contracts worth US$548 million to develop 600MW (AC) grid connected Solar PV Power Plants.
The plants would be located in Chibombo, Chirundu, and Siavonga Districts.
The signing ceremony took place at the ZESCO Limited Head Office.
A statement posted on the company’s website said the three-grid connected Solar PV projects would 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, the statement said.
Commenting on the deal, Managing Director of ZESCO Limited, 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.
He 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.
A Representative of PowerChina Authorised 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.