Mombutota CX is a 490MW hydro power project. It is planned on Luapula river/basin in Luapula, Zambia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the dormant stage. It will be developed in a single phase. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Copperbelt Energy and ZESCO. The project is currently owned by ZESCO.

Mombutota CX is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project will be 65.4m. The project is expected to generate 1,449 GWh of electricity.

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About Copperbelt Energy

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) is an electric utility that generates, transmits, distributes and sells energy. The corporation uses several energy sources to produce power, including hydro, solar, gas, and thermal. It transmits energy to its customers through a network of transmission and distribution lines, high-voltage substations, and control centers. It also invests in telecommunication projects to develop infrastructure. The company primarily serves residential, and industrial customers in Zambia and other countries in the region. CEC is headquartered in Kitwe, Zambia.


ZESCO Ltd (ZESCO) is an integrated electric utility. The company generates, transmits, distributes and supplies electricity in Zambia. It maintains a portfolio of hydro and thermal based electricity generating units. ZESCO's key generating plants include the Kafue Gorge power station; Victoria Falls power station; and Kariba North Bank power station. Its services include load management, prepaid metering, faults reporting and others. The company’s distribution system comprises the main network from the national grid and isolated networks from stand-alone diesel power stations to supply electricity across Zambia. ZESCO is headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia.

This content was updated on 10 July 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.