Lahmeyer International is carrying out a 2-year study into using the lower Zambezi River for power generation.
The 300 km river in northern Mozambique offers favourable conditions for hydroproduction for the region. The study is investigating the technical and economic feasibility, and the environmental compatibility of a new hydropower plant downstream from Cahora Bassa. This plant would benefit from the discharge regulation of the Zambezi achieved by the 63 billion m3 Cahora Bassa reservoir. The option of further extension, with an additional second power house on the north bank of the river, will also be investigated.