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- There is very limited information available on energy access of Zambian firms and this may inhibit design of appropriate policies related to productive uses of energy.
- A new census of businesses in Lusaka suggests that over 96.6% of businesses surveyed appeared to have electricity access.
- Comparison with data on existing connections to the grid suggests that many firms may be accessing electricity through residential or shared connections.
- More data and better understanding of energy access of Zambian firms is needed to inform the design of tariff structure, firrm electrication efforts, and general energy policies.