The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved grant funding for a 130MW wind farm being developed by Access Power in Zambia.
The grant will go towards funding the feasibility study and costs related to the development of the $275m project, Access said.
The company is developing the project, which will be complete in 2019, in partnership with EREN Renewable Energy.
Access Power executive chairman Reda El Chaar said: “Today, there are no wind projects in Zambia.
“We are therefore very excited to begin working with USTDA to bring this pioneering project to life and open up this promising sector of Zambia’s economy.”
Access Power and EREN Renewable Energy also awared $7m from the Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) for three more renewable energy projects in Africa.
They are the 48MW Winneba wind farm in Ghana, the 30MW Kondoa solar plant in Tanzania and the 9.7MW Rukarara hydro scheme in Rwanda.
ACF is a funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa