BPC determined to overcome power struggle

Government’s reliance on other countries to supply and connect power to Botswana may soon be a thing of the past if the North West Transmission Grid Connection Project announced by Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) tonight is anything to go by.

Once the P4.8 billion project is complete, it is expected to open up opportunities to reduce dependency on power imports from Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

When delivering his speech during the signing ceremony, BPC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Stephan Schwarzfischer said the project will help to meet the local demand for electricity while on the other hand playing an economic role in exporting power from Botswana to the SADC region through the Southern African Power Pool Market.

“The NWTG Phase 1 will see the construction of 400 000V backbone transmission line from Morupule B to Maun via Orapa, two 400kV substations and a 132 KV line and substations connecting Maun to Shakawe and Ghanzi.”


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