Funded by the African Development Bank, MRC, jointly with EMRC UK, is working for the Electricity Regulatory Board in the study to provide a basis for setting consumer electricity tariffs for all customer categories to promote efficiency of electricity supply, and consumption, and to ensure financial viability of the electricity sector, while taking into account social and equity considerations in the pricing of electricity to poor households.
The analysis includes determination of the long-term least cost generation, transmission, distribution and supply programs to meet the forecast electricity demand in Zambia over the medium to long-term and an estimation of the long-run marginal cost of generation, the average incremental cost of transmission, and average incremental cost of distribution and supply.