Substation adds towards Botswana’s power self-reliance

Mochudi Substation Launch PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Mochudi Substation Launch PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Residents of Kgatleng River villages are relieved that they are now getting their power from a local transmission line following the launch of Mochudi 132/33kV substation last week.

Those residing in areas like Mabalane, Sikwane, Mmathubudukwane, Ramonaka and Malolwane have expressed joy and relief at finally having access to a reliable power source.

Following the launch, transmission will be transferred from the South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Eskom, to the local grid owned by Botswana Power Corporation (BPC). Kgosi Michael Balebetse of Mmathubudukwane highlighted the significant improvement in the quality of life since the villages started accessing electricity from the local grid.

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