Power Africa in Swaziland


Swaziland Electricity Profile: 100mw currently installed, 27% access, 23% rural access

The Swaziland Electricity Company, the state-owned utility, operates four hydropower stations with a combined capacity of 60 MW. These stations represent 15-17% of the total electricity consumed in the country. The rest is imported, mostly from South Africa and Mozambique, as a part of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).  The country’s available renewable energy resources, like biomass and solar, are currently being assessed, with the goal of complementing existing hydropower generation and reducing reliance on electricity imports. Based on 2013 data, Swaziland’s national electrification rate reached 27%, (23% in rural areas, 40% in urban areas).