Power deficit, transmission constraints mar SAPP electricity trade

Issue 389 - 28 Mar 2019 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi

The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) is operating with a power deficit of 2,154MW, despite the addition of over 4,000MW to its grid in 2018. Opening the 46th SAPP executive committee meeting in Harare on 22 March, Zimbabwe’s deputy minister of energy and power development Magna Mudyiwa said SAPP currently had an installed generation capacity of 68,869MW, with approximately 55,181MW operating against demand and an estimated reserve of 57,335MW, leaving a deficit of 2,154MW.

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