Kam'mwamba Coal Fired Power Project

Government made a decision to develop a Coal Fired Power Plant at Kam’mwamba in order to increase generation capacity and also diversify the generation from hydro with the aim of having steady supply of electricity for social and economic development. The coal fired power plant is envisaged to be developed through the state-owned power generation company EGENCO. Currently, EGENCO has floated a tender to procure a consultant to review and update the feasibility study for the project which will include production of detailed designs and tender documents. EGENCO is also engaging another consultant to assess the availability, quantity and quality of local coal. This study will also compare the feasibility of running the coal fired plant on either local or foreign coal resources; or a mix of the two.