Lufubu 3 HPP is a 106MW hydro power project. It is planned on Lufubu river/basin in Northern, Zambia. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 106 106 Permitting Northern, Zambia LPC Lufubu Power

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by LPC Lufubu Power.

The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 400 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 92m. The penstock length will be 2,100m. The penstock diameter will be 4.5m.

Lufubu 3 HPP (Unit-I) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine with 53MW nameplate capacity.

Lufubu 3 HPP (Unit-II (Expansion)) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine with 53MW nameplate capacity.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) to be installed at the Lufubu 3 HPP (Unit-I) site is 62 MVA.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) to be installed at the Lufubu 3 HPP (Unit-II (Expansion)) site is 62 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

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