Where is the power?

source: Mmegi
MONKAGEDI GAOTLHOBOGWE
Staff Writer

Where is the over 250mw of electricity secured during January to relieve the nation of continuous blackouts? That is the question as power outages continue in many parts of the country.

This week the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) proudly announced that it had secured more than 250mw of electricity to fill the deficit caused by reduction of supplies from South Africa. BPC said South Africa supplies Botswana with more than 250mw of power despite cutting its supply by 100mw at the beginning the year.

This week the corporation said it has entered an agreement with South Africa to supply Botswana with more power over and above the agreed 250mw. However, BPC did not immediately state how much extra power they are getting from South Africa. The corporation released a statement to allay fears that the power situation in the country will be worse than [continue reading]



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