Batoka Gorge North is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is planned on Zambezi river/basin in Southern, Zambia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026. Buy the profile here.
The project is being developed by General Electric and Power Construction Corporation of China. The project is currently owned by Zambezi River Authority.
Batoka Gorge North is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 1,680 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 166.55m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, is expected to be 4 in number. The penstock diameter will be 7m. The project is expected to generate 5,107.5 GWh of electricity.
The hydro power project consists of 6 turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.
The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.
Power purchase agreement
The power generated from the project will be sold to ZESCO under a power purchase agreement.
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About Power Construction Corporation of China
Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) is a state-owned construction company. It provides contracting, survey, and design services for water conservation, wind power, thermal power, hydropower projects, and power and infrastructure projects. PowerChina also manufactures power station auxiliary equipment and metal component products. PowerChina offers engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services to hydropower, waterworks, thermal power, energy, and transmission and distribution projects. PowerChina’s brands include Hydrochina, Sepco III, Hypec, and Sinohydro. The company carries out real estate, investment, and finance businesses, and provides operations and maintenance (O&M) services. The company executes construction projects in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. PowerChina is headquartered in Beijing, China.