New Zambia–DRC dual circuit interconnection line to upscale carrying capacity, boost regional power trade

The dual circuit line interconnecting the Zambian and DR Congo electric grid systems will increase the carrying capacity of this all-important power conduit, giving a significant boost to increased regional power trade and security of supply within the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) as it will eliminate risks associated with single circuit lines.

The interconnector, which has existed as a single circuit line, operational since 1956 and owned and operated in Zambia by Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, is being upscaled on both the Congolese and Zambian sides by constructing a second line. This will increase the capacity from 250MW to 550MW firm, further strengthening the SAPP central power corridor….

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