Every year in Southern Africa 100’s of Millions of kw’s of electricity (almost $5 billion dollars in value) is lost and wasted.
If you own or operate a business in Southern Africa, you are the one paying for these ever increasing losses.
Total Electricity Losses by Country
- Zambia: $57 Million/year
- South Africa: $2.7 Billion/year
- Zimbabwe: $17 Million/year
- Kenya: $1.2 Billion/year
In other countries like the UK and Northern Europe the electricity infrastructure has received continual investment and development.
But in Africa the electricity infrastructure is outdated, poorly maintained and leaking like a bucket full of holes.
Across Southern Africa 100’s of Millions of kw’s (billions of dollars in value) are lost every year. This waste of electricity is called a Reactive Loss – we also call it Power Factor.
ZESCO conducted their own Power Factor surveys since 1995. And according to their report “80 percent of the clients surveyed operate at a Power Factor of 0.5 to 0.8” – meaning 8 out of 10 companies in Zambia are losing somewhere between 20% and 50% of all the electricity they purchase.
Companies like yours pay for this electricity (it passes the meter), but then it is lost.
Our own detailed measurements (carried out in Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya) show an average Reactive Loss of 22%.
Some of the companies we helped were losing 40% of all the electricity they buy.