Kariba North Extension is a 360MW hydro power project. It is located on Zambezi river/basin in Southern, Zambia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2013.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 360 360 Active Southern, Zambia

Description

The project is currently owned by ZESCO.

The project cost is $420m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 180MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2013.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to ZESCO under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years.

Contractors Involved

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

Methodology

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