Launch of the GET FiT Zambia Programme
(© German Embassy Lusaka)
On Wednesday, the 7th of February 2018, Ambassador Burkart together with the Honorable Minister of Energy, David Mabumba, launched the GET FiT Zambia programme, which aims at promoting private sector engagement and investment in Zambia’s energy sector as well as diversification of the power mix to address the country’s power constraints and increase sustainability and reliability.
The German Government provides 31 million Euros through the German Development Bank KfW for small- to medium-scale Independent Power Producers to invest into renewable energy projects of up to 20 Megawatt to be fed into the country’s grid.
Enlarge image Ambassador Burkart and Minister Mabumba (© German Embassy Lusaka) In his speech, Ambassador Burkart highlighted: “We do this not only because we believe in renewable energy as a key building block for the world`s energy future. In addition – and equally important – we also believe the GET FiT Program embodies and supports many of the key elements of the power sector reforms that the Government of Zambia is currently considering”. In its initial phase, GET FiT will primarily entail a tender for up to 100 MW of solar PV capacity with the tender process kicking-off with the prequalification stage in around three weeks.