SADC forecast to close energy gap by 2019

Extension of Morupule B power station by 300MW would be completed by 2019
Extension of Morupule B power station by 300MW would be completed by 2019

The market for independently produced power in the SADC region is expected to take a significant drop from 2019 since the region is envisaged to have become self-sufficient by then.

The 15-member bloc has been grappling with power shortage since 2007, with deficit estimated at 8,247MW at the end of June 2015.

Addressing the media in Gaborone yesterday during a technical session ahead of next week’s 35th Heads of State Summit, SADC director of Infrastructure and Services, Remigious Makumbe said based on planned projects, an additional 24,062 MW of new generation is expected to come on stream until 2019, about 70 percent of which is expected to be renewable.

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