Monday, April 13, 2009

Neighbors Volunteer to Lend Energy During Cup

South Africa's capacity to generate power will likely not be enough during the high demand period of the 2010 World Cup. Neighboring countries have volunteered to lend some of their power to South Africa during the Cup.

Zambia, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are among the 12 countries that will sign an undertaking to support an emergency plan for the tournament.

Lawrence Musaba of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) is quoted saying SAPP members will make 2 000MW to 3 000MW of "emergency power" available during the World Cup.

South Africa has of late experienced power cuts as there was little energy generation.

Neighbours give South Africa electricity for 2010 WC
April 8, 2009