Botswana to be power self sufficient

source: BOPA
28 September, 2009

SEROWE – Botswana is expected to be self sufficient in electricity output upon the completion of the first phase of the Morupule B project by the year 2012.

These were the words of the Project Manager of the Morupule B project, Mr Modiri Badirwang, at a stakeholders workshop in Serowe recently.

Botswana at present has only one power station, which is at Morupule. Currently we produce enough electricity to only satisfy between 20 and 25 per cnet of the countrys electricity needs. The balance of around 80 per cent is imported, mostly from South Africas power producer, ESKOM, Mr Badirwang said.

Mr Badirwang said that for many years it was deemed cheaper for the country to import power from her neighbours, because Southern African states were producing surplus power. It was then thought too costly to [continue reading]

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