HidroelĂŠctrica de Cahora Bassa relinquish its holding in HCB, in exchange for shares in a company that will operate a new electricity transmission line, the CentreSouth (CESUL) project from Tete province to Maputo which is needed because the existing line, from Songa to South Africa, cannot carry any more power. The estimated cost of CESUL is about $1.8 billion. This means that from only 18 percent national ownership ten years ago Mozambique has finally realised its ambition to take over the dam completely from Portugal, allowing HCB to sell more power to other African nations.
Currently Mozambique sells electricity to neighbouring SADC countries South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Botswana, Malawi, Tanzania and the DRC have also expressed their desire to purchase power from Mozambique. Mozambique is growing at a very fast pace. So are the other countries mentioned, and South Africa will always be able to make use of this source of clean power on its northern border, within easy reach of its industrial base in the provinces of Gauteng and Limpopo. Power is transmitted to South Africa via a 1,420-kilometre high
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