Power imports surge 36% on Morupule B failures

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Power imports rose by 36 percent in the fourth quarter of last year as boiler leakages at Morupule B debilitated the power plant’s generation capacity.

According to figures released by Statistics Botswana (SB) yesterday, importation of electricity increased by 35.9 percent to 510,100 Mega Watt Hour (MWH) between the fourth quarter of 2014 and the same quarter of 2013.

“The increase in importation of electricity is attributed to the need to complement electricity generated locally, especially during the month of October 2014 as electricity generation locally was very low.

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