Power Evacuation

An existing 66kV powerline, which supplies all electricity for the Western Province, passes within a few kilometres of the Ngonye Falls project site. To evacuate all the power produced by the power station however, a 220kV powerline will be required to be constructed 110km south to the existing substation at Sesheke.

The Sesheke substation is a major node on the Zambian grid and also an interconnection to the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) via the 350kV HVDC transmission line which runs into central Namibia.

The Zambian power utility, ZESCO, have committed to the construction of the 220kV transmission line as part of their plan for major grid strengthening works in western Zambia but WPC may step in to construct the portion of the line required for the power station should this be needed.