BMI View: Zambia will continue to be a net-importer of electricity in 2016 due to the drought constraining
hydropower generation. Despite the government's statements that it would seek to diversify its power sector,
most of new capacity investment is focused on hydrop ..."
BMI View: Zambia will be reliant on power imports throughout 2016 as the drought hampers hydropower
generation. Continued focus on hydropower investments will lead to an increase in generation that remains
vulnerable to future droughts, with the 300MW Maamba thermal p ..."
BMI View: Zambia's power crisis is set to worsen due to prolonged lack of rainfall, reducing the capacity
of the Kariba hydropower plant. The Maamba Coal-fired plant coming online will bring some respite, but
will not be sufficient to cover the hydropower shortfall. ..."
BMI View: The outlook for Zambia's power sector is generally positive. After decades of underinvestment
by the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) the government has responded to the demands of
the mining and manufacturing sectors to galvanise the developmen ..."