Maamba Collieries Plant

Maamba Collieries Thermal Power Plant has added another 330 megawatts of electricity to the national grid. This is in addition to the current 330 megawatts of power being produced at the plant.

Company Managing Director Venkat Shankar said that this will bring electricity generation at the plant to 660 megawatts. Mr. Shankar added that more than one thousand workers have been employed since the plant became operational in 2016.

Mr Shankar said this when Minister of Energy Matthew Nkhuwa visited the plant.

And Mr. Nkhuwa said it is government’s strategy to continue attracting investment in the energy sector so that Zambia becomes a regional hub for electricity export.

Mr. Nkhuwa said the one billion dollars that has been invested in the Maamba thermal power plant is testimony that investors have confidence in the policies being pursued by the PF government.

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    • Sell to who?? This power plant is private owned. They sell all the power they generate to ZESCO. The owners are Indian.

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  1. Good news…..That’s the investment we needed.
    We suffered a lot with load shedding I hope…

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  2. If southerners get annoyed, they will shut down all the major power stations in the country which are of course found in that region. Kariba, Kafue gorge, Livinstone and now Maamba.

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    • ….then the Easterners/Northerners in power will get the armies and obliterate the troublesome southerners…shaaa….kwekwekwekwekwekwe….

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  3. This incormation is not correct. Maamba Power Plant is only 300 MW maximum. Where has the extra come from? Wrong reporting.

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  4. Now this show how poor our priorities are!! Instead of ENCOURAGING ZESCO to INVEST IN COAL, SOLAR and WIND, which are simple,they are busy thinking about complicated nuclear power, and using resource to build substandard township roads instead of investing in POWER,SAFE DRINKING WATER and SANITATION!

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  5. I have always been bothered by the fact that we are happy to be producing power from coal whose emissions cause climate change and Southern Zambia is usually affected by climate change. Everybody now is switching to green energy, namely bio-gas power, hydro-power, nuclear power. If I had the authority, I would not have allowed it

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