1000MW Zesco-skypower agreement won’t have an impact this year

ZESCO says the 1000MW solar power purchase agrement that it has signed with skypower global won’t have an impact on the country’s electricity supply this year .In an interview zesco spokeperson Matongo Maumbi said the agreement was a three year phased project whose power only be onboarded onto national grid next year.In an interview, Friday, Maumbi disclosed that Skypower Global would also set up a solar manufacturing plant in Zambia.”We have just signed the power purchase agrement but in terms of actual works, we are yet to see how fast they will move in to start the works but it’s a three year project.It will be staggered in 200 megawatts in the space of three years