Regional energy trade goes cyberspace

source: Mmegi
MBONGENI MGUNI
Staff Writer

The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) has launched an internet-based cross-border power trading system, enabling member states to buy, sell and bid for electricity among themselves on a real time basis.

Prior to the web-based system’s launch, power trade within SAPP was done through bilateral agreements, such as the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has with several utilities including Eskom, SNEL, HCB and ZESA.

With the new system in place, utilities will be able to trade electricity as is done on other commodity exchanges.
On Wednesday, SAPP’s Coordination Centre Manager, Lawrence Musaba told Mmegi that [continue reading]

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