July 16, 2024
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CEC | CEO presentation at 2018 Caminex

Below are extracts from the presentation by Owen Silavwe CEO/Managing Director at the 2018 CAMINEX .


2015 – 2016

  • Low water levels in the dam reservoirs impacted power availability in the country
  • Zambia was forced to look to more expensive options to meet its power requirements
  • Measures implemented included load shedding, expensive imports, demand side management
  • At peak the country saw a shortfall in supply of more than 700MW while overall the demand remained suppressed
  • Supply deficit encouraged the country to consider new and alternative supply options e.g. PV

Post 2017

  • Water situation has improved substantially, the country has enough power to meet its demand
  • Force majeure declared during the last 3 years has been lifted allowing national demand to be met from national sources
  • Between 2007 and 2016, national demand grew from 1605MW to about 2005MW, an average growth rate of almost 3% per annum
  • In 2018, national demand is forecast to exceed 2200MW

CEC Presentation at 2018 Caminex – Owen Silavwe.pdf

about CEC

Copperbelt Energy Corporation is a Zambian-based power infrastructure solutions provider. It supplies reliable, cost-effective power to industrial, commercial, and residential customers across sub-Saharan Africa.

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