Pöyry is to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) assignment for the Kafue Gorge Lower (KGL) Hydropower Project (HPP) in Zambia. 

The 750MW project is part of the long-term solution to address the increasing gap between energy demand and supply in Zambia. The project is closely linked to the electricity development plans for promotion of renewable energy in Zambia. The project is located in southern Zambia on the Kafue River, a primary tributary of the Zambezi River and about 60 km south of the capital Lusaka.

The scope of the assignment , awarded by Zesco, covers the undertaking of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study of the downstream areas of the hydropower site; incorporate the findings of the downstream study into the EISA as an addendum, and update the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP); and review and update the associated Transmission Lines ESIA and Resettlement and Compensation Action Plan (RCAP) to a bankable level.