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A recently built 70 megawatt (MW) power station, fired by diesel generators, has come on line, bringing to 160 MW, the total amount of additional power Botswana has secured this year for her precarious supply situation.
Supplies from the new station are expected to complement power shortfalls during peak periods. The station is also temporary in nature, being a stop gap measure, while the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) finalises more long term solutions to the power crisis.
Yesterday, upbeat Alstom Power Rentals (APR) Energy officials said the 70 MW power station, located 30 kilometres from Francistown, was now contributing to the national supply/demand balance. It …