Zambia Renewable Energy Financing Framework
Supporting the Government of Zambia catalyze private investment in the renewable energy sector to boost electricity generation and diversify the country's energy mix.
Energy generation in Zambia relies almost entirely on hydro power, accounting for nearly 90 percent of its total installed generation capacity. While the country's electrification rate stands at approximately 27.9 percent, it is facing a serious electricity supply deficit from recent droughts.
This initiative will support the Government of Zambia's Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT) policy to develop 100 MW of renewable projects, mostly solar power, through long-tenor project loans. It will provide technical assistance to build capacity for rural electrification, currently at 4 percent, and help local financial institutions carry out renewables and project finance.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 23 years.
- Private sector
- Public sector
GCF financing2% disbursed
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Principal Climate and Environment Finance Officer
African Development Bank Climate Change and Green Growth Department CCIA. Rue Jean Paul II, Plateau, 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01, Côte d’Ivoire
Phone +225 07 59 68 1
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|Environmental and social safeguards (ESS) report for FP080: Zambia Renewable Energy Financing Framework||Environmental and Social Safeguards report||22 Feb 2018|
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GCF and AfDB partner to increase renewable power in Zambia
21 Nov 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are working together to support a USD 154.0 million renewable energy financing framework in Zambia. Historically, Zambia has relied on hydropower generation for 90% of its energy needs. Since 2015, Zambia has faced challenges in meeting the country’s electricity demand – a challenge that is exacerbated by climate-induced droughts that limit hydroelectric generation.