The new Muchinga hydropower plant will harness the hydropower potential of the Lunsemfwa and Mkushi Rivers and would be located downstream of the existing Lunsemfwa plant.

35 km upstream of Lunsemfwa power station lies the Mita Hills dam and reservoir which provides regulation of the Lunsemfwa river. The reservoir provides in the order of 640 Mm3 of active storage and substantial regulation of the upstream catchment.
Water is also collected from the unregulated catchment between the Mita Hills dam and current Lunsemfwa hydropower plant scheme.