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Chinese-built power plant improves electricity capacity in Botswana

2019-07-04 09:21

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GABORONE, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Botswana's locally-generated electricity continues to improve with operational improvements of Morupule B Power Station, a coal-fired power station built by Chinese, Statistics Botswana has said.  

 In its latest electricity generation and distribution report, Statistics Botswana said that electricity generated locally contributed 80.4 percent to electricity distributed during the first quarter of 2019, compared to a contribution of 71.1 percent recorded in the same period last year.    

According to the statistical agency, the stabilization of the power plant, built by the China National Electric Engineering Corporation, has contributed positively to power generation and lowered power imports.    

Local power generation has been growing steadily over time and more importantly, the importation of electricity has been on a rather decreasing trend in the last three years, Eric Molale, Botswana's minister of mineral resources, green technology and energy security, said.
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