Zambia imports electricity produced on ship moored in Mozambique

11 September 2015

Zambia began to import 148 megawatts of electricity produced on a ship docked at the Mozambican port of Beira owned by Scottish company Aggreko, said in Lusaka the spokesman for ZESCO, the Zambian state-owned electricity producer and distributor.

Henry Kapata told the Lusaka Times that ZESCO had begun importing power produced in Mozambique and added that “although not in enough quantity it helps to reduce the current gap between production and consumption.”

Kapata was speaking after the acting deputy spokesman of the Zambian government, Vincent Mwale, announced that the state-owned company had started to import electricity from Mozambique under a supply contract signed with Scotland’s Aggreko.

Zambia is currently faced with a deficit of 560 megawatts in its energy supply because of unusually low water levels in the Kariba dam reservoir.

Aggreko, which is based in Glasgow, is the world’s largest supplier of temporary solutions for power generation and a major supplier of temperature control equipment. (macauhub/MZ)