Caprivi interconnector to develop regional energy tradeThe release of a Caprivi Link interconnector may be the latest illustration of practical commitment by the southern area of Africa to address the energy situation in the region. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been going through power shortages dating as far back as 2006 as a result of mixture of elements such as the decreasing era excess capacity towards increasing growth in demand in addition to bad transmission interconnections over the region.

However, using the launch from the Caprivi Link interconnector the region is expected in order to avoid a few of the problems as the interconnector might create an alternative route for energy imports and exports among SADC fellow member says, particularly Namibia as well as Zambia.

Eventually, the line would connect Namibia to the electricity networks associated with Botswana, the Democratic Republic associated with Congo, Southern Africa as well as Zimbabwe. The 330 Megawatts (MW) energy collection, which ordered at the end of in Katima Mulilo at early November, would between other advantages additionally make sure reliable power move in between eastern and traditional western members from the Southern Africa Energy Swimming pool (SAPP).

SAPP recognized a Caprivi Link interconnector is one of the crucial era as well as transmission tasks that require to become applied within the next few years to deal with the crippling energy situation in the area.

Between 2009 as well as 2013, for example, SAPP wants member utilities in order to commission projects that would add about 8 800 MW associated with electricity towards the regional grid, permitting the location to match supply and demand. SAPP also is designed to attain 100% connectivity to the regional power grid for that member says through 2012 and also to possess at least 70% of all families with access to electrical power by 2018.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, SADC chairperson, President Hifikepunye Pohamba paid homage to the two nations stating control among states would assist the region address it is energy challenges.

In the event that successfully executed, he stated, an interconnector will also increase the risk for speedy growth and development of the imagined ZiZaBoNa project which has the capacity to improve electrical power trade one of the four participating resources from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana as well as Namibia.