Chipepo power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Chipepo power station was a proposed 1,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Zambia.


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

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In 2008, Reuters reported that India's ERA Group planned a 1,000 to 1,200 thermal MW power project in Zambia, with investment of $1.8 billion. The firm also said it would start prospecting for coal in southern Zambia, likely near the Maamba Collieries, which would be used to operate the power station. Officials said the project would start once land was identified in Zambia.[1]

The power station was originally planned to be 500 MW and commissioned by the end of 2011.[1]

With no news of the project since the announcement, the project appears to be shelved or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: ERA Group (Zambia)
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Chipepo village, Sinazongwe district, Southern Zambia
  • Coordinates: -14.738471, 27.949796 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 250 MW
    • Unit 2: 250 MW
    • Unit 3: 250 MW
    • Unit 4: 250 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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