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CEC Commissions 60MW Itimpi Solar Photovoltaic Power Station In Kitwe

Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has taken a significant stride towards sustainable operations with the successful commissioning of the 60-megawatt Itimpi Solar Photovoltaic Power Station in Garneton, Kitwe, held on Wednesday, 10th April 2024. The Plant was unveiled by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Mr Hakainde Hichilema, along with other dignitaries and stakeholders.

During the event, President Hichilema remarked, “What CEC has done today adds to our agenda as a nation to generate diversified electric energy. When CEC does what they have done today, we must see that [Itimpi Solar Plant] is a Zambian asset and investment which will contribute to the national economic development agenda.”

CEC’s Board Chairperson, Mr London Mwafulilwa, emphasized the company’s commitment to partnering with the government and other sector players to advance the electricity sector and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country. “This is an affirmation of our commitment as CEC to partnering first of all with the government and indeed with other sector players to contribute to the advancement of the electricity sector and the social-economic development of our country,” he stated.

CEC’s Managing Director, Mr Owen Silavwe, highlighted the significance of the project, remarking, “The combination of our Itimpi and our Riverside Solar Plants will deliver a total annual energy output of 186 GWh… The drought we have experienced this year is a wake-up call for the energy sector to be at the centre of driving lasting solutions that will ensure a consistent power supply to our economy at all times.” Read More

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