Mission Statement : The Botswana Power Corporation strives at all times to generate, transmit, distribute and supply electricity in the most safe, reliable, effective, affordable and environmentally friendly manner to enhance the social and economic well-being of the nation.
The Botswana Power Corporation, a parastatal utility which was formed in 1`970 by an Act of Parliament, has the responsibility to provide electric power throughout the country.
The Corporation, within the twenty-three years of its existence,
has developed from a small, oil-fired power station in Gaborone
( which was commissioned in 1970 and dismantled in 1989) to better
and more efficient thermal power stations in Selebi-Phikwe and
Morupule using locally mined coal. The Morupule Power Station
which is more technologically advanced and adjacent to the colliery
provides approximately 80% of the country's power requirements.
Reserve power is also provided by the international grid connections
with the Republic of South Africa to Gaborone and with Zambia/Zimbabwe
to Francistown. The National grid has dedicated extensions to
the diamond mines at Orapa and the Soda Ash Project at Sua Pan
from Francistown, and the Jwaneng diamond Mine from Gaborone.
In order to meet the power needs of the nation and to promote
rural development, Botswana Power Corporation, with the government,
has introduced various assistance schemes to facilitate the electrification
process throughout the country. These assistance schemes support
the extensive village electrification programme run by the Corporation
which electrifies at least seven villages per annum.
These electrification schemes and programmes are an integral part of a strategy to support our aim, of ENERGY GOES TO ALL...AND ALL.
In pursuing these goals, the Corporation is in daily contact with
all facets of the community and we set the following standards
in our business: