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Size: 752,618 Km2
Population: 13.5 million
Politics: Plural political system with democratic elective governments
Economics: Liberal Economic system
Minerals: Host to Africa’s most significant metallurgical province, the Copper-belt, producing 700,000 Tonnes copper in 2011, other base metals including cobalt
manganese and nickel plus gold, low grade coal and uranium, and currently early stage hydrocarbon exploration. All mines and exploration is under
private management with Government, through Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings, selectively holding minority stakes

• Current installed capacity: 1,889mW in 2010 (some 30% of calculated hydro capacity) with
• Development/Feasibility/funding: 1,350mW from 2015 and a planned additional 400mW
• Demand growing by 6% pa (3,000mW by 2017)
• Access to Electricity: Domestic: 20% Country wide; 2-3% in rural areas
• Over 99% of installed capacity is large scale hydro-power primarily from Zambezi and Kafue Rivers

Country suffering a “Critical Power Deficit” with no surplus capacity for the key social-economic development issues of rural electrification and industrialization until 2019 (assuming planned additional capacity is realized). Yet the Country is attracting increasing industrial investment, including several new mines and at least one additional copper smelter. The pragmatic view is that new investment must expect to provide the requisite additional power.

A 300mW thermal power at Maamba is under development. Other alternative energy options including bio fuel, solar and small scale bio gas and wind are being trialed. Private participation in the power sector is actively being sought by the Government, who facilitate rather than participate; most new development is either private sector or PPP; there are a number of private power producers and two distributors. A feed-in tariff is under review.

The current reliance on hydro-electric generation will not meet future demand and a broader mix of energy sources and independent power producers will be needed to meet growing national demand and industrial development. Geothermal power in Zambia has significant potential and may be one of the ways of off-setting the current serious power deficit for the economy which is largely reliant on the natural resources/mining sector. Geothermal energy is recognised as an energy source in the 2013 national Budget and consultations are underway to establish a Renewable Energy feed-in tariff.

Kalahari GeoEnergy is set to play its part in power generation through the exploration of geothermal energy resources.

Kalahari GeoEnergy Ltd is a member of the International Geothermal
Association. For further information on Geothermal Energy and power
production please see www.geothermal-energy.org



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