Zambia has an installed electricity generation capacity of 1,786 MW of which 1,676 MW is hydropower. Electricity is also produced using thermal energy - mainly bio-gas and diesel. However, electricity generation from diesel is expensive as all petroleum products are imported. Generation averages between 7,500 to 8,000 GWh per annum with maximum demand at 1,100 MW. The country has an undeveloped hydropower generation potential of over 6,000 MW and plans are underway to develop a number of hydropower stations (both large and small). Apart from hydropower, the country has potential for electricity generation from solar energy and biomass. The main electricity companies are ZESCO Limited, Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) Plc and Lunsefwa Hydropower Company (LHPC) Limited. LHPC is primarily in generation while ZESCO and CEC are vertically integrated. However, generation by CEC is for emergence supply to its large mining customers. The general objective of this assignment is to formulate solutions aiming at improving the access to sustainable energy services in Zambia, by providing technical assistance for the energy sector, including reforms and policies.

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