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REA increases capacity for new mini-hydro project

RURAL Electrification Authority chief executive officer Geoffrey Musonda (left) speaks with project manager of HNAC Technology Liu Li Guo during Mr Musonda’s inspection of works on access road to Kasanjika Falls where a miniydro power station is to be built in Mwinilunga District. PICTURE: STAFRANCE ZULU

KELVIN KACHINGWE, Mwinilunga
THE Rural Electrification Authority (REA) has increased the capacity of the Kasanjiku mini-hydro power station to be constructed in Chief Ntambu’s area in Mwinilungu from 590KV to 640KV to meet the expected increase in power demand in the next three years.
The decision to increase the capacity follows meetings with the contractor, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC).
REA chief executive officer Geoffrey Musonda, who is on site visiting projects being done by his institution in the North-Western province, disclosed this on Friday to a team of journalists that accompanied him to Kasanjiku.
“Initially, we planned for only 590KV, but after meetings with the contractor, [National Research Institute for Rural Electrification, in joint venture with CCC Engineering and HNAC Technology] we decided to make changes to the equipment http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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