New electricity transmission lines are needed in southern Africa to enable all countries to share and benefit from increased generation capacity across borders.
MOZAMBIQUE WILL this year begin construction of a new gas-powered plant that is expected to add 100 megawatts to the regional power grid.
Gas production is set to become a major priority in Mozambique over the next few years following the discovery of large sums of natural gas in the country.
THE RISING cost of electricity in SADC is likely to have far-reaching effects on southern Africa’s regional integration programme.
The cost of electricity has risen during the past few months or is expected to increase this year in several Member States where the power utilities have applied for regulatory approvals to hike tariffs.