Chipapaso is a 9.9MW run of river hydro project located on the Munensi River, a tributary of the Munyamadzi River in Mpika District in Muchinga Province in Zambia. The project is under development and expected to be submitted under the GET FIT programme.
The project has a design flow of 5.3 m3/s, gross head of 225m, 5m high fixed weir, a 2.5km headrace channel, 518m steel penstock, and two horizontal Francis turbines. The project is estimated to have an annual generation output of 57GWh.
The project will develop a stakeholder and community development plan that will be implemented alongside the construction and operation of the project.