Botswana hit by power crisis

source: Mmegi

Much of Botswana was plunged into darkness and businesses forced to close due to massive power cuts that covered a significant part of the country.

*The power failure affects much of the country

* BPC does not know when power will be restored

* Morupule and South African transmission have been lost

According to Botswana Power Corporation the power cut was occasioned by the main transmission line that was lost in Matimba in South Africa to Phokoje in Botswana. This is the transmission which is used to import power from South Africa.

The situation was further compounded by the power failure at the Morupule Power Station.

“The loss of the Matimba/Phokoje Transmission Line is due to a fault on [continue reading]

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