Saturday, March 28, 2009

Electricity Swaziland

Electricity Swaziland or in this case Swaziland Electric Company (SEC).

Folks, we are now in Mbabane, Swaziland. First appearance leads one to believe that things are going well in this environment, but lets dig deeper and see if they really are. We are going to our analysis by the kilowatt-hour production method instead of the Megawatt of production because that is what is available to us.

For the year ending December 21, 2008; the electricity consumption is roughly 1,300 Megawatt-hour or 1,300,000,000 kilowatt-hour. One would be tempted to think that is a lot and it is, but wait a second, the actual production was approximately 500,000,000 kilowatt-hour. Folks, that is a deficit of approximately 8,000,000,000 kilowatt-hour. That was imported!!! And where was it imported from? Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, or maybe Republic of South Africa. Folks, the information water here is as clear as mud if you get my drift.

There have been proposals and tenders, for new coal-fired power station to produce over 1,000 Megawatt of power, but that has so far not materialized, and until it does, the only thing we have to go with is the current usage and production numbers.

What kind of game do we have on this reserve, cheetahs or hippos? There seem to be a little more hippos than cheetahs, and since majority carries, the hippos seem to be winning.

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