Importing SA Power Will Cost Zambia $120 Million

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Government has disclosed that it is negotiating a six month electricity importation package with South Africa which will cost over 120 Million dollars at a monthly rate of 21 million Dollars.

Minister of Energy Mathew Nkhuwa says the six months package with the South African Government is under the South African power pool (SAPP).

He has explained that the monthly charge that Zambia will incur will be 20.5 million dollars.

Mr Nkhuwa has clarified that Zambians will only pay the proposed 75 percent tariff hike during the period of the importation and revert to the current tariff charges after the situation normalises.

He says the cost of the importation of power is regional as determined by SAPP, a corporation of the national electricity campaign in Southern Africa to which Zambia is a member.

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