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December 27, 2021

Itezhi Tezhi, Zambia

By Carmen

Itezhi Tezhi is a 120MW hydro power project. It is located on Kafue river/basin in Southern, Zambia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 120 120 Active Southern, Zambia Itezhi Tezhi Power


The project was developed by Itezhi Tezhi Power. The project is co-owned by The Tata Power and ZESCO, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 6,000 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 40m. The project generated 611 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $244m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2016.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to ZESCO under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years. The contracted capacity is 120MW.

Contractors Involved

Sinohydro was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 60MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the project.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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