Botswana to send power to SA

Kamogelo Olaitan

Botswana has offered to sell electricity generated during off-peak hours to South Africa.

This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that the country intends to import electricity from neighboring countries such as Botswana and Zambia to supplement Eskom’s limited power supply.

The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) said it wanted  Eskom to buy its generated power during off-peak hours, as electricity cannot be stored at any scale and fluctuations can strain the generators.

The BPC said it is meeting local energy needs during off-peak hours so it will be able to export excess power to South Africa.

In a statement BPC said they have started engaging with Eskom on the procurement of the excess electricity supply generated during weekends.

“This will ensure that excess electricity has a secure market,” the statement said.