ZESCO, transmission line in Zambia

The project involves the wholly state-owned power company Zesco Ltd. in Zambia. The project is to construct an approximately 850 km long power transmission line at 132 kV and associated substations.

The project aims to link Zambia's North Western provinces with the national power grid in eastern Zambia. The electricity supply in these provinces is today based to 80% using diesel generators. The generation of electricity in the national grid is based 100 % on hydroelectric power.
EKN guarantees deliveries from Eltel Networks TE AB to the project.

The project is classified as an A project for both environmental and social issues.
More information about the project can be found in the documents:

  1. Resettlement Policy for Transmission and Distribution Projects

  2. Decision Letter from the Environmental Council of Zambia

  3. Environmental and Social Management Plan

  4. Final Environmental Impact Assessment

 
Published on EKN's website www.ekn.se  2014 -01 -23
Comments on the project can be made within 30 days.
This procedure is according to the OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches for ECAs.

Document

Resettlement Policy for Transmission and Distribution Projects 2014
Decision Letter from the Environmental Council of Zambia 2014
Environmental and Social Management Plan 2014
Final Environmental Impact Assessment 2014