UNIKA 1 Wind Project
This project will conduct a feasibility study for UNIKA 1, the first large-scale grid-connected wind project in Zambia. The proposed power plant will generate 150 MW and provide renewable energy to 500,000 people. Mphepo Power intends to sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Zesco, the Zambian power utility. This would significantly increase the country’s renewable energy capacity. EEP Africa financing will support the feasibility studies, including geotechnical investigation, grid, hydrology, transport & bird migration path studies, site design, and civil and electrical planning.
Outcome and Impact
While being constructed, the EUR 270M UNIKA 1 project will create over 800 jobs and when operational it will provide renewable energy to 500,000 people. The project has high potential for replication as it is the first of three UNIKA wind projects planned in Zambia.