Chipata power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Chipata power station is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Zambia.


The map below shows Chipata, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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In September 2018 it was reported that private company Black Rhino Group plans to set up a 300 megawatt thermal power plant in Chipata – Eastern province. Power will be exported to Mozambique and Malawi. The company will use coal from Mozambique to produce the power.[1]

As of November 2018 there have been no further updates, and plans for the plant appear shelved.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Black Rhino Group
  • Parent company: Blackstone
  • Location: Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia
  • Coordinates: -13.645278, 32.646389 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 300 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Mozambique
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Joshua Jere, "CHIPATA TO GET 300MW POWER PLANT," ZNBC, Sep 17, 2018 (at Internet archive)

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