Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Company

Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Company
IndustryElectric power generation
Founded2001; 21 years ago (2001)
HeadquartersKabwe, Zambia

Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Company Limited (LHPC), is an independent power producer (IPP) company based in the city of Kabwe in Zambia, with investments in the Central Province of the country. As of August 2022, the firm owns two operational hydroelectric power plants, with generation capacity of 58 MW. Another 455 MW, from two hydro power stations, are under development. The firm has ambitions to increase generation capacity to 500 MW in the medium term.[1][2]


Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Company maintains its headquarters in Kabwe, in Zambia's Central Province. Kabwe is located approximately 143 kilometres (89 mi) north of Lusaka, the capital and largest city in the country.[3]


The firm was established in the early 2000s.[4] As of August 2022, it owns a generation portfolio of 58 megawatts, including Mulungushi Hydroelectric Power Station (40 megawatts)[5] and Lunsemfwa Hydroelectric Power Station (18 megawatts).[6] Both of these were acquired in 2001, with financial backing from the World Bank.[4] It is also involved in the development of Muchinga Hydroelectric Power Station (200 MW)[7] and the Lunsemfwa Lower Hydroelectric Power Station (255 MW).[8]


The company is majority owned by Agua Imara, a subsidiary of the Norwegian IPP, Scatec. That acquisition took place in 2011.[9] The shareholding in LHPC is illustrated in the table below.[7]

Shareholding In Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Company
Rank Shareholder Domicile Percentage Notes
1 Agua Imara Norway
2 Others

Power stations

The table below illustrates the power stations in Lunsemfwa Hydro Power's generation portfolio as of August 2022. The list is not all inclusive.

Partial List of Power Stations Owned and Operated By Lekela Power
Rank Power Station Country Capacity (MW) % Owned Notes
1 Mulungushi Hydroelectric Power Station Zambia
2 Lunsemfwa Hydroelectric Power Station Zambia
3 Muchinga Hydroelectric Power Station Zambia
4 Lunsemfwa Lower Hydroelectric Power Station Zambia

See also


  1. ^ International Hydropower Association (14 August 2022). "Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Company". International Hydropower Association. London, United Kingdom. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  2. ^ International Centre for Hydropower (2 September 2021). "Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Company Limited (LHPC)". International Centre for Hydropower. Trondheim, Norway. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  3. ^ Google (14 August 2022). "Road Distance Between Lusaka, Zambia And Kabwe, Zambia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  4. ^ a b World Bank (31 December 2001). "Project name: Lunsemfwa Hydro Power". World Bank Group. Washington, DC, United States. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  5. ^ a b Rajan Gupta (26 March 2016). "Mulungushi Dam Hydroelectric Power Station Zambia". Global Energy Observatory. Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  6. ^ a b Google (14 August 2022). "Location of Lunsemfwa Hydroelectric Power Station (18 MW), Central Province, Zambia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  7. ^ a b c d e EleQtra (2014). "Zambia is likely to experience power shortages over the coming years". EleQtra. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  8. ^ a b Carmen (9 December 2021). "Lunsemfwa Lower, Zambia". New York City. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  9. ^ a b c Scatec (2011). "SN Power enters three new markets in 2011". Scatec. Oslo, Norway. Retrieved 14 August 2022.

External links

  • About LHPCL
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