Public Disclosure Meeting for the Draft Environmental and Social Impact Statement for the Proposed Solar PV Plants at LS-MFEZ (Round 1 Scaling Solar Project)

The Industrial Development Company Zambia Limited (IDC) is an investments holding company wholly owned by the Government of Zambia. The IDC is mandated to play a catalytic role in deepening and supporting Zambia’s industrialisation capacity to promote job creation and domestic wealth formation across key economic sectors.

First ‘Scaling Solar’ Auctions in Zambia Yield Record Low Tariffs amid Electricity Shortages

The 6.02¢/kWh tariff makes the projects the lowest-cost solar power in sub-Saharan Africa to date

Lusaka – Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) opened bids on May 27 from seven leading renewable energy developers seeking to build large-scale solar power plants in the southern African country where power shortages are acute. The bid tariffs have ranged from 6.02 US cents / kWh to 10.6¢ / kWh at the low end, which would make the projects the lowest-cost solar power in sub-Saharan Africa to date.