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Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff

Zambia is one of the pilot countries of the of the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme
(SREP) in Low-Income Countries. The SREP is a funding window of Strategic Climate Fund,
which operates under the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The SREP aims to demonstrate the
economic, social, and environmental viability of a low-carbon development pathway by creating
economic opportunities and increasing access to electricity through the scale-up deployment of
renewable energy.
The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) recognizes that access to clean and modern
energy services is of paramount importance and a necessary precondition for achieving national
development goals that extend far beyond the energy sector such as education, public health, access
to clean water, food security, women’s empowerment, climate change adaptation and mitigation.
This SREP Investment Plan (IP) was prepared by the Government of the Republic of Zambia with
inputs from key stakeholders in the energy sector. The Investment Plan (IP), is a country-level and
outcome-focused programmatic approach to scaling up renewable energy. This IP is prepared
under the leadership of the Ministry of Energy (MoE) in line with the Zambia’s Vision 2030; the
Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) 2017-2021 and the 2008 National Energy Policy.
The IP brings together into a single cohesive document various power sector, renewable energy
and climate change policies, programs and initiatives.
Based on these strategic objectives, the 7NDP seeks to increase total electricity generation capacity
by 1,000 MW and to improve electrification levels in rural areas from current 4.4% to 8% by 2021.
This IP is envisaged to add at least 20 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy-based electricity
generation and with potential to electrify thousands of rural people.