Turkey’s YEO has partnered with Zambian sustainable vitality firm GEI Power to develop a 60 MW/20 MWh photo voltaic plant with battery storage in Choma district, southern Zambia.

The facility is acknowledged as Zambia’s first photo voltaic plant with battery storage. Valued at roughly $65 million, it’s scheduled to succeed in business operations in September 2025 and serve not less than 65,000 households with electrical energy. GEI Power Managing Director Ignatius Anayawa stated that the feasibility research, environmental impression evaluation and grid impression research have been finished.

Zambian Ministry of Energy Permanent Secretary Francesca Chisangano Zyambo urged each events to behave shortly to fee the venture, as the power will likely be important for assuaging the nation’s energy scarcity.

“We additionally wish to faucet the engineering and battery storage expertise from Turkey and construct an meeting plant within the nation” he stated.

Zambia’s put in photo voltaic capability stands at 124 MW by the top of 2023, in keeping with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

In April, Canadian developer SkyPower Global signed a 1 GW energy buy settlement with state-owned utility Zambia Electricity Supply Corp.

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