Energy

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Background

  • Swaziland has 70 percent national coverage of electricity (2012/13).
  • Installed capacity for power generation is 69.6MW.
  • Domestic energy sources are mainly hydro-power plants.
  • Swaziland is looking towards other sustainable energy sources.

Sector Performance

 GWh (2013/14)
Domestic power generation 346.6
Complementary power generation 44.4
Imported power 859.6
Domestic electricity consumption 11.5% increase

Strengths

  • Swaziland is a member of the Southern Africa Power Pool
  • There is availability of other resources such as bagasse, solar, and waste material for alternative energy generation.
  • 143.5 million tonnes of minable coal deposits for thermal power generation

Major Players

Investors
  • Swaziland Electricity Company (generation, transmission and distribution)
  • Ubombo Sugar (co-generation)
Support and Regulatory Bodies
  • Swaziland Energy Regulatory Authority
  • Swaziland Environment Authority
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy
  • Minerals Management Board

Useful Links

Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy

Fourth Floor
Income Tax Building
Mbabane, Swaziland
Telephone: +268 2404 2644
Fax: +268 2404 4851
Website: www.gov.sz

Swaziland Energy Regulatory Authority

Tel: +268 24042103, 24041439, 24048425, 24042021
Fax: +268 24048474
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Web: www.sera.org.sz

Swaziland Electricity Company

Tel: +268 2409 4000
Fax: +268 2409 4001
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Web: www.sec.co.sz

Ubombo Sugar Limited

P O Box 23,
Big Bend,
Swaziland,
L311
Tel: +268 236 38000
Fax: +268 236 36330
Website: www.illovo.co.za