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USTDA to connect US firms with Zambian wind power opportunities

windrader 2214543 640(Image source: AngelikaGraczyk/Pixabay)With plans for completion in 2019, the wind farm is anticipated to be the first wind independent power production project in Zambia and will help meet the country's growing demand for electricity 

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant supporting a feasibility study for a 130MW wind power project in Zambia. The grantee is Access Zambia Wind One Limited, a wind power project developer and subsidiary of Access Power, a Power Africa partner and developer, owner, and operator of power assets in emerging and frontier markets.

Slated for completion in 2019, the wind farm is anticipated to be the first wind independent power production project in Zambia and will help meet the country's growing demand for electricity.    

"USTDA is pleased to support this important project that will help diversify Zambia's energy generation mix," said USTDA's Acting Director Thomas R. Hardy. "The project will create opportunities for U.S. exports in a new and growing sector in Zambia." 

Vahid Fotuhi, Managing Director for Access, noted, "By bringing this pioneering project to fruition with the support of USTDA we aim to diversify Zambia's energy mix and tap into its vast clean energy power generation potential in order to help fuel its economic development and satisfy the urgent need for electrification."