Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant supporting a feasibility study for a 130 MW 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.”
Access Zambia will competitively select a U.S. firm to complete the study. Businesses interested in submitting proposals for this USTDA-funded feasibility study should visit the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website at www.fbo.gov. A link to the FBO announcement will be posted to USTDA’s website at www.ustda.gov/work/bid-on-an-overseas-project.