37th SADC Meeting of Ministers responsible for Energy and water held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg South Africa.

Zambia says it will consider putting up a gas pipeline from gas rich neighbouring countries into Zambia .

Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa says the importation of gas will help meet the demand for Energy in the country.

Mr. Nkhuwa also said Zambia had heightened both oil and gas exploration and was hopeful these resources will be found and exploited.

Mr Nkhuwa says the private sector has already shown interest in the construction of a gas pipeline from Mozambique into Zambia.

He mentioned that the alternative energy sources would reduce the demand placed on Hydro electricity supply in Zambia.

Mr Nkhuwa says Zambia needed to interact more with the neighbouring SADC Countries in order to benefit from regional development.

He was speaking at the 37th SADC Meeting of Ministers responsible for Energy and water held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg South Africa.

And Mr Nkhuwa disclosed that the energy inter-connector power project between Zambia and Tanzania has reached 50% completion rate.

He said construction of transmission lines is expected to be completed and operational by the end of the year including the kolowezi inter Connector project with Angola.

Mr Nkhuwa mentioned that the project would help evacuate power from countries of surplus to connect to countries of deficit to stabilise energy demand in the SADC region.

He added that their is need for countries to migrant to smart grid system of power supply and distribution.

He noted that the current system was outdated therefore causing damages to power plants
Meanwhile Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba says the installed generation capacity was 68324 MW and to meet the deficit in the region,countries needed to invest in generation of power from various sources of power.

He said these include solar, wind and gas to achieve and generate mix that guarantees energy stability in the
Region.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. NO GAS PIPELINE FOR ZAMBIA, KAUNDA SAID WE CAN GET OIL FROM GRASS AND WE HAVE PLENTY GRASS

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    • How will it be paid for with PF govt having indebted Zamia up to its neck? My oh my, anyway dreams are free as one writer whose name I forget once said.

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  2. HaDreams Association of Zambia! You are right! Lets develop this thing Zambia. He will no no grounds to contest the Helection. I mean the other white collar thief.

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  3. Why is that you always have negative comments on every thing,if you don’t have any thing good to say keep quite

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  4. PF government mwachilamo, everyday ni “commisioning high way”, “new building”, lelo ati “gas pipeline” when the tazama pipeline is dead. Instead of oil coming through pipeline we seeing tazanian trucks all over our roads transporting fuel. Something zambian truckers could have been doing. Back to the point, lelo its this mailo its that at high prices. And nothing gets to be finished. Ninshi nishani are you thinking up ways to milk zambians everyday you get out of bed? Twanaka!

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