Zambia to be net exporter of energy in 18 months, President Lungu

LUSAKA – PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has said Zambia is on course to rapidly transform the current power deficit into surplus and make the country a net exporter of energy within 18 months.

The Head State said this yesterday when he commissioned a US$200 million 100 mega watts of solar photo –voltaics (PV) power project at Lusaka South Multi-facility Economic Zone (MFEZ).

This was the first phase of the 600 mega watts solar power project to be implemented at a total cost of US$1.2 billion. 

PUBLIC NOTICE: Stakeholder Consultative Meetings

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) wishes to invite Government Agencies, Local Authorities, Non-governmental Organisations and Community-Based Organisations and the general public to the Public Consultative Scoping Meetings for the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plants to be constructed in the Lusaka South Multifacility Economic Zone (LSMFEZ).

First Meeting:

Venue: Nakatindi Hall (Civic Centre)

Date: 11th March 2016

Time: 10:00-12:00hrs


IDC Zambia issues Request for Proposals for Round 1 of Scaling Solar Program for 100MW and starts work on Round 2 for 200MW

On Tuesday 16 February 2016, the Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC) formally issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a combined 100MW of solar PV power under Round 1 of the Scaling Solar Zambia program.  This relates to the competitive procurement of two grid-scale solar PV power plants of up to 50 MW each project, and both projects will be located in the Lusaka-South Multi-Facility Economic Zone.

11 firms pre-qualify to submit bids for 2x50MW solar PV power plants in Zambia

Lusaka, ZAMBIA – The Industrial Development Corporation Zambia Limited (IDC) has pre-qualified 11 bidders to develop the initial 2x50MW Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic IPP Projects under Round 1 of the 600MW Scaling Solar Project announced and launched earlier this year. The prequalification follows a competitive RFQ process that ran from 05 October 2015 to 13 November 2015, in which a total of 48 applications were received.

Prequalification begins for 600MW solar power

The state Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is requesting submissions from companies looking to prequalify for a programme to bring online at least 600MW of solar power in the country. The IDC is aiming to rapidly develop two 50MW solar photovoltaic projects as 25-year independent power projects, and plans to take a minority stake.