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ZIZABONA

ZIZABONA

The name ZIZABONA was derived by taking the first two letters of the following country names: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. It is a 400/330kV Interconnector line envisaged to establish the required infrastructure to interconnect the countries named above. The project will enable the wheeling of power north south or vice versa via the Caprivi Link. The revised ZIZABONA project components include a direct line from Livingstone to Zambezi together with a radial connection from Victoria Falls to Pandamatenga (see figure 1).


Figure 1 Revised ZIZABONA project components (courtesy of SAPP)

Figure 1 Revised ZIZABONA project components (courtesy of SAPP)

The ZIZABONA project has reached advanced stages. To date the following key documents have been signed:

  • a) Inter Utility Memorandum of Understanding (IUMOU) in 2007
  • b) Inter-Governmental Memorandum of Understanding (IGMOU) in 2012
  • c) Joint Development Agreement (JDA) was signed by NamPower, ZESCO, and ZESA in January 2013; BPC only received

approval from their governing structures recently and they will sign the JDA by March 2014. BPC is committed to the project as they anticipate around 150MW at Pandamatenga. The Shareholder's Agreement has been finalised and completed and awaiting to be signed by members at the executive meeting in DRC in the month of March 2014.

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