Debswana pushes for 30% energy cut

source: Mmegi
MBONGENI MGUNI
Staff Writer

Debswana plans to cut its energy usage by 30 percent, saving millions of Pula in the annual cost of electricity, fuel and other energy sources at its Orapa, Letlhakane and Jwaneng Mines.

Annually, Debswana spends between P160 and P170 million on its electricity bill, consuming 85 and 90 megawatts at peak or 560 gigawatts per hour, the latter equivalent to 560 billion watts per hour. While BCL Mine is the country’s single biggest consumer of electricity, Debswana is the largest aggregated user, across its three mining operations, consuming about 20 percent of national electricity supplies.

Debswana Senior Manager Energy Conservation, Bernard Busani explained that the 30 percent energy savings being sought were in terms of the company’s energy per unit production or [continue reading]

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