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INTRODUCTION
In recent years, Zambia has undergone climate change which brought poorly distributed
rains, irregular rainy seasons, thus causing periods of drought. Despite having 40% of the
water resources in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), its heavy
dependency on hydroelectricity (more than 90% of its energy production) has resulted in
an energy deficit and increasingly frequent loadshedding.

This situation is affecting all sectors of the economy, from heavy industry to small
business, as well as domestic users.
To fill the gap between supply and demand, and to ensure the sustainability of the sector
in the future, public institutions and the private sector must work together and be actors
of the diversification by developing renewable energies like solar, wind power, biomass,
etc…