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.