Who We Are

Our Profile

The Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.

CEC’s strategy is to:-

  • grow and diversify its business by pursuing viable opportunities in the energy sector;

  • play a role in observing and shaping the present and future business environment for the benefit of the Company, its customers, and its suppliers;
  • develop strategic partnerships with technical and financial resources to realise a shared vision of energy infrastructure development in Zambia and surrounding territories.

Factors that drive growth in CEC’s core business include:-

  • expansion of mining activities by CEC’s existing mine customers;
  • connection of new mines and other mining related businesses under planning;
  • domestic wheeling growth from expanding residential, industrial and commercial loads on the Copperbelt;
  • power trading involving CEC’s owned international Interconnector between Zambia and DRC.

Our key strengths:-

  • More than 60 years of supplying power to the mines;

  • Over 1,000 kilometres of 220kV, 66kV and 11kV transmission lines;
  • Circa 700 kilometres of optic fibre on power lines;

  • 46 high tension substations and dedicated state-of-the-art control centre;
  • 94MW solar PV plant;

  • 80MW embedded thermal generation;

  • Power transmission for national utilities – Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC);

  • Co-owns and operates the Zambia – DRC Interconnector lines (DRC part owned by DRC national utility, SNEL);

  • Accounts for at least 45% of national power consumption;
  • Track record of success.

Our Mission

We are committed to:

Supply reliable energy and high quality services to meet our customers’ unique and changing needs, efficiently and proactively through robust infrastructure, diverse power sources and professional teams.

Increase value for our shareholders through responsible and transparent corporate conduct, innovation and investing prudently.