Find Electricity and Power expertise in Zambia

Per capita electric power consumption was 730 kilowatt-hours in 2006. Zambia is well endowed with hydroelectric resources, including the Zambezi River, where the Central African Power Corporation (jointly owned by Zambia and Zimbabwe) produces electricity at Kariba; and the Kafue River, where the main power station of the state-owned Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) is located. ZESCO was listed for privatisation in 1999. Zambia was a net exporter of electricity until 2005 when its power stations urgently needed rehabilitation. By 2007, with shortages throughout Southern Africa, Zambia was unable to import any electricity and ZESCO had to institute power cuts, affecting both domestic and industrial consumers, including the mining industry.

Electricity and Power organisations in Zambia
Cooperbelt Energy Corporation Plc
Zambia Energy Regulation Board
Zesco Limited