BPC to remotely cut householdsďż˝ load

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A harsh winter is awaiting power consumers, as anticipated shortages might compel Botswana Power Corporation(BPC) to supply households with just enough electricity to power six lamps and the television during peak periods.

Power shortages are anticipated this winter due to increased demand while supply will be constricted by below capacity generation from Morupule B coupled with constrained imports from Eskom. 

Effective April, 28, 2015, BPC will commence the Demand Side Management (DSM) initiative, to remotely manage power usage that might strictly limit people from using heaters or electrical stoves. The initiatives will entail domestic and small business customers required to maintain loads within 10A (2300Watts) during peak periods (6-10am & 6-10pm).

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