KABOMPO GORGE POWER STATION

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Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC (CEC) and Tata Africa Holdings (PTY) have been awarded the concession to jointly carry out a detailed feasibility study for the development of the Kabompo Gorge Hydro-Electric power project.

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KABOMPO GORGE POWER STATION

  1. 1. KABOMPO GORGE POWER STATION PROJECT LAUNCH
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Overview of CEC </li></ul><ul><li>Zambian energy sector overview </li></ul><ul><li>Kabompo Gorge Project overview </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to North-Western Province, Energy Sector & Zambia </li></ul>
  3. 3. CEC BUSINESS <ul><li>Formed in 1997 from privatisation of ZCCM </li></ul><ul><li>Business: Electricity utility operating on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply of power to mines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power transmission for ZESCO and SNEL (DRC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications (Carrier of carriers on the Copperbelt) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>880km of 220kV and 66kV transmission lines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80MW of gas turbine generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>38 major substations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>540km of optic fibre on power lines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current demand of CEC Customers:540MW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand is projected to increase to 750-800 MW by 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power wheeled for other parties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>270MW in respect of ZESCO Copperbelt loads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>210MW in respect of SNEL exports to SAPP </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. NETWORK MAP
  5. 5. CEC INVESTMENTS <ul><li>Transmission Investments </li></ul><ul><li>Investments in transmission equipment to connect new mining operations on the Copperbelt: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$35m investment to connect KCM’s Nchanga Smelter and new deep mine at Konkola to the CEC system; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$11m investment to connect First Quantum’s Frontier Mine to the CEC system; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$10m investment to replace & refurbish CEC system assets. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interconnector with DRC </li></ul><ul><li>Investment of $14m planned for 2008/09 for an additional double circuit line between Zambia and DRC. </li></ul><ul><li>Generation </li></ul><ul><li>A number of viable hydro and thermal generation projects have been identified for development. </li></ul><ul><li>Telecoms </li></ul><ul><li>Further investment planned in fibre backbone that has been operational since 2003. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ZAMBIA’S DEMAND vs GENERATION CAPACITY EXISTING GENERATION CAPACITY (POST-REHAB) ZAMBIA FORECAST WINDOW <ul><li>Demand is projected to exceed generation capacity – even after rehabilitation of Kafue Gorge and Kariba hydro stations between: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2010 under high scenario; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2013 under low demand scenario. </li></ul></ul>Low demand scenario High Demand Scenario
  7. 7. KABOMPO GORGE PROJECT OUTLINE <ul><li>CEC and Tata Africa selected as joint developers following a competitive process managed through OPPPI; </li></ul><ul><li>Expected investment of $80m for 34MW power station; </li></ul><ul><li>Dam height estimated at 65m, with a 4km tunnel; </li></ul><ul><li>Project outline: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility study – circa 12 months; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key issues – geology, hydrology, environmental, technical & financial. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tendering & Construction – circa 48 months; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commissioning – 2014. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. KABOMPO GORGE – PICTURES FROM SITE
  9. 9. BENEFITS OF PROJECT <ul><li>Greater generation capacity in Zambia: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced load shedding and increased industrial / mining investment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinforce power supplies to North-Western Province. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zambian employment and expertise: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will utilise local expertise in all phases of the project’s development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated 40 direct employees at plant once completed, plus indirect employment created. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bringing development to a remote area of the country: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved road access, public infratructure. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Policy success: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government policy of encouraging private investment in the energy sector now being demonstrated to work. </li></ul></ul>

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