SAPP confronts energy crisis.

Position:Southern African Power Pool - Brief article

The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) has acknowledged that power supplies in much of southern Africa are in a critical state and emergency measures may be needed sooner rather than later. Lawrence Musaba, coordination centre manager for SAPP, says regional demand for energy will not be met next year or the year after, seriously affecting economic growth and making millennium development goals difficult to meet.

Musaba attributed the situation to the runaway demand for electricity in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and to...

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