Small Hydro Projects Development in Zambia

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Sector Energy
Focus area Renewable energy (unspecified)
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative 2017
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost EUR 110.9 mln
Financing requested EUR 5 mln
Financing received to-date
(no data)
Principal source of financing Multilateral
Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Energy and Water Development; Department of Energy
International funder(s)
(no data)
Organization providing technical support
(no data)
(no data)

The objective of the NAMA is to accelerate hydropower developments in Zambia.

Activities: (2017 - 2023)
This NAMA proposes implementation of six small hydro sites. The selected sites are: Chavuma and Chanda Falls, Chikata Falls, West Lunga, Zengamina and Kasanjiku in North Western Province and Chilinga in Eastern Province.

The proposed total installed capacity is 25.59MW with an estimated generation of 42.39 GWh, 61.21Gwh and 85.45GWh in the year 2020, 2025 and 2030, respectively.

Impact and MRV


Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * improved child and maternal health and reduced mortality rates
  • improved opportunities for girl child and women’s education
  • food security
Economic: * rural development
  • job creation
Environmental: * air quality

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined

Government will contribute to capacity building and feasibility study amounting to US$12,844,905. The NAMA donor will contribute US$55,929,714 in form of subsidies. The reminder (US$42,192,592) will be contributed by private sector in form of equity and loans.