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CEC invests $100m in clean energy

TO CEMENT its ambition to increase the uptake of efficient energy, Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has invested US$100 million in clean energy projects that are earmarked for commissioning next year.
And CEC has embarked on modernising its thermal power plant based at Luano in Chingola by migrating to cleaner energy options in its quest to achieve the “zero net” emissions by 2050.
CEC managing director Owen Silavwe said in a statement in Kitwe yesterday that the US$100 million investment is aimed at cementing the company’s clean energy agenda.
Currently, CEC is putting up two flagship solar projects in Kitwe by expanding the one megawatt (MW) Riverside project to 34MW and building a 60MW solar plant in Garneton.
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