BPC could scrap Morupule B Phase II
The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) could abandon the Morupule B Phase II, under which 600 megawatts would have been pumped into the national grid, adding onto the 600 MW expected from Phase I, which is presently under construction.
Originally, it was planned that Morupule B Phase I and II would jointly add 1,200 to the national grid and – together with 120 megawatts from Morupule A – would have sealed the nation’s power needs in the long-term.
This week, however, it was revealed that strategists within the BPC and government are considering scrapping Phase II and instead adding two units to Phase I. Thus, Phase I would consist of 900 megawatts when complete.
BPC Director of Transmissions, Edward Rugoyi said the possibility of adding two units to Phase I and [continue reading]