Renewable Energy Development in Africa

Proceedings of the African Energy Programme Conference, 25–29 March 1985, Mauritius, Volume 1

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Energy Planning Activities in Zambia

Zambia like most other African countries achieved her independence during the early 1960s and embarked on major development plans to increase industrial output and also to exploit the vast untapped resources in rural areas. This involved massive investments in plant and equipment requiring large amounts of energy and capital. Like most other countries Zambia was and is still a monoeconomy and during those days the price of copper (the most important foreign exchange earner) was high enough to support these development plants.


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